TItle IX Celebrates 40 Years, but Black Women and Girls Benefit Less

June 23 marked the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law that prevents discrimination against women in any education program that receives federal funding.

Although we commonly associate Title IX with women and sports, the law covers a range of issues, including equal pay for women in the academy and gender-based quotas.

Although the impact of Title IX is clear, black women and girls have not benefited in the ways that white women have.