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To expand the rights of minorities and women but also to limit programs that did not provide equal protection for the majority

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The equal protection clause allows for equal protection of the laws for all citizens. The Supreme Court made reference to the clause when they ruled against racial segregation in the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954. In 1977, the Supreme Court ruled that the law provides for equal opportunity but not guarantee equal outcome. In addition, the clause does not prohibit policies that may unfortunately cause racial disparities.

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