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Since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has interpreted the Equal Protection Clause as prohibiting the government from making "_____" distinctions between people.

I honestly don't get this...Please help

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    Honestly..."arbitrary" is the word I remember. Check that with your text.

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    1.)unreasonable
    2.)racial
    3.)reasonable
    4.)unnecessary

    These are the choices...

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    Unreasonable

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    The 14th Amendment contains the Constitution's clearest statement of equality: "No State shall...deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws." This sentence is known as the Equal Protection Clause, and it prohibits the government from discriminating on the basis of "unreasonable" classifications, such as race.

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