Intelligence Squared U.S.: Does the Equal Protection Clause Forbid Racial Preferences In State University Admissions?

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Does the Equal Protection Clause Forbid Racial Preferences In State University Admissions?

The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that: "No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Yet many state universities give substantial preferences to certain races in their admissions decisions.

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