Title IX’s Lasting Effects

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It is also important to examine the impacts of Title IX on racial diversity as well, not only gender diversity. In 1972, it was reported that 30% of white girls and women were playing sports which increased to 40% after the passage of Title IX (Picket et. all, 2012). Participation levels among black women have actually decreased from 35% in 1972 to only 27% in 2002 (Picket et. all, 2012). This leads to the conclusion that in 1972 Black women played more sports then their White counterparts, and since that time White women have begun to participate in more sports and this progression is continuing (Picket et. all, 2012). As Title IX continues to alter the ratio of males to females, society will continue to change. This change will not only be observed in sports but also in education and the workplaces, as organizations strive to create equality between the genders. Although sometimes difficult, change is often required to continue to develop sports and push athletic organizations and athletes to the highest level they can achieve.
SOCIAL IMPACTS Since 1972 there have been many cultural changes, but more incredible are the social changes that have allowed women to thrive since the bill’s passage. Title IX was originally proposed for the purpose of helping women break into male dominated aspects of life including sports, the workforce, and college. Title IX has had the largest impact on sports, from media coverage to finances (Lopiano, 2000). Examining a breakdown of how much

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