Learn about race-based classifications under the Equal Protection Clause and the evolution of the case law over time.
Welcome to the video on the Equal Protection Clause and racial equality. In this clip, we're going to talk a bit about race-based classifications under the Equal Protection Clause. There is no question that this is the biggest and most extensively litigated area of equal protection jurisprudence. This is perhaps not surprising in light of what we now know about the history of the clause and its original purpose of guaranteeing the rights and liberties of former slaves.