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Date Created: 09/28/15
When we look at the equal protection clause we acknowledge that there is not enough resources for everyone 0 How do we achieve a more equal society 0 Through the quotequality of opportunityquot I The Equality of opportunity gives us just as much dilemmas though such as do we want it equal in self or in state we have to give each individual an opportunity to obtain a resource and some people may end up with little or39 no resources at all 0 What we want is prospect in regards to equal opportunity What we REALLY want is means in regards to equal opportunity tools to achieve 0 Both most likely would end with one equal party and one unequal party EXAMPLE Say you have two college students both in their last semester of their last year One is an English major and one is a Biology Major Both want to go on to medical school If PROSPECT in regards to equal opportunity is used than the college would allow both of them to apply as they are the result would most likely be in favor of the biology major However looking at the MEANS in regards to equal opportunity the college would help the English major by advising them to take more science course in order to better help them into medical school Probability Equality of opportunity depends on it There is always going to be a probability of success To some degree we have to take into consideration prior inequalities Look at the gap between people For equal opportunity to work we need a Probability of success odds in our favor 1 Formal equality of opportunity We are going to eliminate discriminatory laws attempt to get rid of informal systematic discrimination and we are going to get rid of restricted covenant 2 Fair equality of opportunity We want individuals with similar skills and similar abilities to have the same probability of opportunity of success to achieve goals EXAMPLE say sometime in the future we are able to analyze the potential of children as workers and we take two children and gure out they both have the mentality to become attorneys However one of the children comes from a family of attorneys and the other came from a family of anitors requires more resources Equal protection clause only protects resources that belong to the government Affirmative Action is the only US policy targeted at discrimination Supreme Court Views 1 Conservative judges tend to think equal protection should be given to anyone regardless of race quot 39 39 39 can be 39 when they are victims of discrimination A y Justice 39 r quotA speci c intent to discriminatequot must be present 2 Liberal judges believe in global equality or equality of results Are willing to have marginal discrimination Distributor Justice equal resources to all people
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