Equal Protection Clause And The Affirmative Action Program Essay

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Abigail N. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin- 14th Amendment
Equal Protection Clause

Abigail Noel Fisher is a white female who applied as an undergraduate at University of Texas in 2008. Fisher blamed the affirmative action program and sued the university for race discrimination. Her reason was not sufficient enough to be approved in court. Fisher’s grades were not good enough, she had explained that she was not accepted when people of a different race were but that 's not the case. “ If you want enterance to UT Austin and you live in Texas, you have three options: you can score in the top ten percent of your high school class, which grants you an automatic entry; you can try for the non-top ten slots or, if your grades are weak, you can attend a satellite campus and transfer, provided good grades and a strong course load” (Bouie, Jammel). The University of Texas also explained that their school was not being discriminating, they were expanding racial diversity. In the Constitution, The Fourteenth Amendment states the many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens. In this case the phrase “equal protection of laws” was used. The Fourteenth Amendment, section 1, says, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of…

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