Tangled: The Equal Protection Clause | Episode 5
After the Civil War, what many Americans needed most was protection from violence. That’s what the Equal Protection Clause was meant to guarantee, but today the Clause does entirely different work. On this episode: a tour of the history and meaning of the Clause and how African-style hair braiders use it today to protect their right to earn an honest living.
[Click here for Episode 1.]
Evan Bernick, Georgetown Law
Pamela Ferrell, Cornrows & Co.
JoAnne Cornwell, Sisterlocks, San Diego State University
Donna Matias, The Entrepartners’ Advocate
The Original Sense of the (Equal) Protection Clause: Subsequent Interpretation and Application, by Christopher R. Green
The Plessy Myth: Justice Harlan and the Chinese Cases, by Gabriel J. Chin
The Lost Episode of Gong Lum v. Rice, by G. Edward White
Justice Holmes, Buck v. Bell, and the History of Equal Protection, by Stephen A. Siegel
A Question of Progress and Welfare: The Jitney Bus Phenomenon in Atlanta, 1915-1925, by Julian C. Chambliss
The Jitneys, by Ross C. Eckert and George W. Hilton
The Canon of Rational Basis Review, Katie R. Eyer