Title IX should prioritize women of color
by Allara Baker, Lawrence North High School
Title IX has opened the doors for women and their opportunities in sports and protection, but there’s not enough being done for Black women in turn. According to a study conducted by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, Black women only made up 12 percent of athletes on all-female sports teams in 2020-2021. And there needs to be acknowledgement of these issues so that every woman will get a chance in sports.
In college sports, black women usually face not getting the chance to be involved in games and practices, and are usually sidelined.. Race has also not been a considered factor in the law itself.