Discrimination And Separation Among Men And Women

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Throughout the beginnings of the United States of America, there have been conflicts that have originated in discrimination and separation amongst the citizens. The issues have ranged from problems with racism and separation of blacks to unequal opportunities and rights for women. The majority of the issues have been solved or lessened to some extent. Women began to fight for equal opportunities long ago eventually earning the right to vote with the 19th amendment along with several other rights and opportunities. The 19th amendment said that no one would be denied the right to vote of the basis of sex or race. However, one separation remained up until the passing of Title IX, the inequality in sports between men and women. Title IX started the process of equalizing sports as it stated “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” (Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972). This proposition led to the eventually addition of several women’s sports teams at the high school and collegiate levels. These additions led to equal opportunities for women everywhere in the sports world, thus qualifying Title IX as a positive piece of legislation. Due to the need for equality between men and women in sports, Title IX should be enforced both in high school and college athletics in order to
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