Augusta National Slowly Changing its Discriminatory Tradition

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The problem with Augusta National Golf Club’s long history of discrimination against women and minorities is that it becomes a very public place for about 10 days each year when it hosts one of the world’s premier golf tournaments.

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American Women Lagging in International Sports

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Civil Rights legislation, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, that opened the door for two generations of American female athletes to participate in sports.  There has been tremendous growth in women’s team sports in the United States at all levels of competition.

American female athletes can now envision playing professional basketball, softball and soccer.  In the summer of 2011, American sports fans were temporarily transfixed by the U.S. women’s national soccer team and its run to a second place finish in the World Cup.

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The Pay Gap Grows Between Men and Women Coaches

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An interesting but often overlooked area that is covered by Title IX legislation entails equitable pay of the coaches of men’s and women’s athletics teams at NCAA colleges and universities. Although the law is well intended, the facts clearly indicate that men’s coaches are paid much more than women’s coaches across the board and that colleges have found ways around the federal law.

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