THE RIGHTS OF MEN IN COLLEGE SPORT
TITLE IX AND REVERSE DISCRIMINATION
By Perry Cook.
During World War II, 100,000 Asian-Americans, especially those of Japanese descent, were segregated from the general population and thrown into work camps, Relocation Centers, Assembly Centers, Citizen Isolation Camps, and Justice Department Internment Camps.
They were denied the agency which had been promised in the Constitution of the United States. They were held behind barbed wire and forced to work mostly as farm laborers. They were removed from their belongings and sent hundreds or even thousands of miles from their homes and some were never allowed to return. (Iritani, Frank and Joanne) Although they were eventually released, they had been discriminated against, in this case because of race, or the way they looked. Although the Japanese probably should have been reimbursed for their injuries, they never were. Recently, the U. S. Congress provided $1.2 billion for the progenitors of these prisoners, even if they were only 1/16th related to a former detainee. (University of Arizona Library, WRA Exhibit — Building the Relocation Camps.) That comes out to about $20,000 per person who was not discriminated against. This is known as reverse discrimination.
It is clearly unfair to those who are not discriminated against. Discrimination may be defined as, the unequal treatment of a group or individual based on their ethnicity, sex, religion, age, or disability, on the other hand, reverses discrimination harms those who are not discriminated as much or more as those who are discriminated against. Reverse discrimination in college sports is alive and well in America today. It is not that students of racial ethnicity are being given preferential treatment, rather the bias is gender based.
When America was founded it was based on equality. Since the year of America’s birth, there have been a number of different cases of people being discriminated against for their beliefs, race, or sex. Black slaves were first used on American soil in Jamestown in the early 1600’s. And even after the nation went to war to set them free more than two hundred years later, there was still segregation.
That was outlawed by various means in the 1950′s, 60′s, and 70’s. No African American has been rewarded with $20,000 because his ancestors were enslaved, raped, hanged, or held against his will with the full support of the laws of the United States.
The earlier definition of discrimination has been most commonly used throughout the mid-1900’s during the Civil Rights Movement when black Americans struggled to gain full citizenship rights and racial equality. In society today, the government has laws to protect groups and/or individuals from discrimination. Some of these laws are “the Civil Rights Act of 1954, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Fair Housing Act.” However, there is a danger in correcting discrimination. That danger may be over correction at the expense of the first party.
Women have also been discriminated against. It wasn’t until 1920 that women were allowed to vote. None have been awarded large sums of money because they were unable to enjoy all the rights promised in the Constitution. However, in the present today women are equal to men in almost every aspect of life. In fact, women enjoy a distinct advantage over men in college athletics. As has been the case with minority reverse discrimination, so it is now with reverse women discrimination in college sports.
Another group that has been discriminated against is male college athletes who have a realization of what is actually going on. Stephen Neal was a world champion wrestler and also captain of his wrestling team at California State University- Bakersfield (Hlinak, Supreme Court Considering Whether to Hear title IX Retaliation Case). This all suddenly stopped when the school cut the team. It was not an issue of money, or equipment, and obviously, if Neal was a world champion wrestler, it wasn’t an issue of ability. It was just a simple issue of the school having too many male athletes. It wasn’t even entirely the schools decision, more it was a federal law decision. Athletes all across America are being hurt by the prejudice of insane feminist.
This article is in seven parts. This is part one.
Part 2 Bakke believed that his rejections were in direct violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment.
Part 3 Football seems to be the issue when dealing with scholarships. A school is permitted 85 scholarships for football.
Part 4 When Title IX was created it was crafted with intent to make it easy for schools to comply with its guidelines.
Part 5 For the first time since 1968, the USA freestyle wrestlers failed to win a single gold medal.
Part 6 Every college is required to have a designated Title IX coordinator.
Part 7 Over 110,000 women participated in intercollegiate sports. Where as in 1971 just about 25,000 participated.