Monday, January 25, 2016

Title IX Exclusion and Marginalization Needs to Change

By Jacqueline McDowell, Diverse Issues in Higher Education

When Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act was passed in 1972 it stated, in part, “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” More than 40 years later, we have a law that was meant to protect many, but is too focused on a few — those participating in varsity-level collegiate sports.

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