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Title IX in action

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Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams drives past New York Liberty guard Sami Whitcomb in the first half during a WNBA basketball game, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York.

50 years ago this year, Title IX became law and it has transformed education and scholastic sports for women in the country. The law states:

“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.”

We explore what Title IX means and how it works in the real world.

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