The 14th Amendment, added in 1868, guaranteed equal protection. At that moment our nation began an odyssey into uncharted legal and philosophical waters which continues to confront the Supreme Court. The issue of equal protection has sparked some of the Court's most important, memorable, volatile, and fascinating cases. In this volume, students examine how the Court has responded to the profoundly complicated subjects of race and racial integration, affirmative action, race and education, and sex discrimination.
About the Author
Darien A. McWhirter is an attorney specializing in employment and constitutional law. He received a PhD in political science from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut and a JD from the University of Texas Law School, Austin. He was a staff attorney with the Texas Association of School Boards and general counsel at the National Center for Employee Ownership. Dr. McWhirter is the author of Your Rights at Work and Sharing Ownership, and the coauthor of Privacy in the Workplace and Privacy as a Constitutional Right as well as the Exploring the Constitution Series, published by Oryx Press. He is a member of the California and Texas Bar Associations.