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This Week in Civil Rights History: Title IX Becomes Law

Monday, June 22, 2009

This week we commemorate the 37th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which banned gender discrimination from all education programs and extracurricular activities in federally funded schools. While the law did not originally make any reference to athletics, it is famous for altering schools’ athletic policies to increase … Read More

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Seniors Struggle to Survive on Social Security Benefits

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Many senior citizens depend on Social Security and retirement checks to survive.  When a check doesn’t come, that can be the difference between paying the light bill and buying groceries.Lilly Ledbetter, whose Supreme Court case against pay discrimination inspired the recently-enacted Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, recently had a new battle to fight when her … Read More

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