“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”

– This was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States, that outlawed major forms of discrimination, against African Americans and women, including racial segregation.

– It also ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.

– The legislation covers all educational activities, and complaints under Title IX alleging sex discrimination in fields such as science or math education or in other aspects of academic life such as access to health care and dormitory facilities.

– It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who in 1967 issued a series of executive orders in order to make some clarifications regarding the law. One such was Executive Order 11375, which required all entities receiving federal contracts to end discrimination on the basis of sex in hiring and employment.

– National Organization for Women (NOW) persuaded President Johnson to include women in his executive orders.



2 Responses to Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Title IX

  1. Vernon Ward says:

    I am a concerned parent who wants to find if my child has been discriminated because of race and or his gender. He and another student of the same grade and school transfered to another school that was the same as well. She played varsity sport all season while my son only played the sport for 17 seconds. They allowed her to play varsity but denied my son to play varsity until Feburary 6,2014. The school he transfered from took 2 times the amount of time to process his transfer papers where it only took one time for the other student. I spoke to the parents last night at a game and the only thing different that between our two kids was the signing of the transfer papers. We were told that he had to wait 365 days inorder to play a varsity sport so we did not fight it and passed over the chance to appeal it because it was expressed as that was the rule. However, later found out about this student from the same school being able to play right away and as family felt it was wrong to denie one and allow another. Is there anything that can be done to right this wrong.

    Sincerly, Vernon Ward

  2. Carol Daugherty Rasnic says:

    I teach law at the higher education level, and I am concerned about the addressing rapes and sexual assaults by a student against another student (not on university property) as Title IX violations. Doesn’t this provision apply to the institution, rather than its students? Thank you.

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