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Columbia Law Vice Dean: Cons Only Want to Change Constitution To Hurt Rights for People of Color

Jamal Greene, Vice Dean at Columbia Law School remarked that conservatives usually “never” want to change the Constitution, except “when it comes to the 14th Amendment, and a provision of the Constitution that’s actually expanding rights to people of color” on Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.”

Greene was asked why many conservatives are calling for an end to birthright citizenship. He answered, “Well, it’s a good question. Usually, when we — when conservatives talk about the Constitution they say, ‘Well, we can’t change this document. We can never change it.’ But suddenly, when it comes to the 14th Amendment, and a provision of the Constitution that’s actually expanding rights to people of color, suddenly well, it’s an archaic document, we have to change it and amend it.”

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