Black Politics_Paper 1.docx - Introduction to Black Politics Professor C Wambu(d Hanes Walton\/Robert C Smith pps 36-38 The Supreme Court and the

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Introduction to Black Politics Professor C. Wambu February 16, 2017 (d) Hanes Walton/Robert C. Smith: pps. 36-38: The Supreme Court and the Fourteenth Amendment, 1925-1968: The Universalization of Freedom. This part of the chapter discusses the Fourteenth Amendment. This amendment protects civil rights of citizens of United States; and the rights of privacy that also allowed women’s right to choose abortion and that prohibited states from making homosexual relations a crime. One of the most important ideas of this reading is that when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, it mainly described laws for the colored race, but now it mainly used to describe the rights for all Americans. In the early years of the Fourteenth Amendment, the government did not really protect the rights of African-Americans even though their rights were protected by the amendment. With the Civil Rights movement, the rights of African-Americans and other minority groups were protected equally as any other American citizens meaning that the Supreme court started to rule equally for all races. This allowed women to have right to have an
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