I'm not a lawyer or constitutional scholar but the 14th Amendment looks like it proves your point.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
I, of course, am open to correction by those wiser and more educated than muyself.
That’s the one.
Freepers have long pointed out that affirmative action is a huge violation of “equal protection.”
Sorry. A fellow Arizonan, Sandra Day O'Connor, said that it was OK to suspend the 14th Amendment as it might apply to college admissions because affirmative action was "a compelling national interest" for, at least, "another 25 years". <
I'm not saying she was right, but Mother O'Connor spoke for SCOTUS on this issue in Grutter vs Bollinger.