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SCOTUS affirmative action decision continues the debate over the 14th Amendment

The Supreme Court just struck down affirmative action at most universities last month. The majority ruled that race-based policies violate the 14th Amendment.

That amendment gave citizenship to formerly enslaved people and ensured equal protection under the law.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Sheryll Cashin, a law professor at Georgetown University and author, about the 14th Amendment, why it was created and how it’s being interpreted today.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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