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Sue Sattel (ssattel@inet.educ.state.mn.us)
Mon, 27 Jul 98 12:10:04 cnt

Subject: Re: Title IX- Can you mandate social change? Thesis topic
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To help answer this question yourself, please read The Children by David
Halberstam. This 700 plus page book describes the commitment and actions taken
by young college students to completely and totally change the South, which in
1998 permits us to take our children to a South in which we do not have to
explain why there are separate bathrooms by race, why there are separate doors
to separate sections in restrauants, etc. It was just published in 1998.
Legislation follows social action (as did Title IX) and even though Brown v.
Board of Ed. had been litigated, except in the very local area, even years later
Brown hadn't really done as much as was hoped to change things. The children of
the sit-ins and freedom rides changed things. The civil rights act and other
legislation followed. I am glad you are questioning and learning. We have to
use these laws or lose them.


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Subject: Title IX- Can you mandate social change? Thesis topic
Author: edequity@tristram.edc.org at internet
Date: 7/25/98 12:31 PM

Dear readers,
I am a graduate student, elementary teacher, coach, wife and mother of a 17 year
old daughter.

My question to the readers is the main research question in my thesis that I am
trying to complete. Even with all the progress in female athletic equity since
1972, has the mindset and attitude of the population changed as much? And, is
federal mandate needed to first provide the groundwork before social change can
exist? I have been looking at racial issues for comparisons and eventhough race
relations seem to be improving some areas are in definate decline. I would
appreciate some thoughts and comments from people who have research this issue
or have personal experience. Please indicate whether or not I would have your
permission to quote you in my thesis.

Thank you so very much,
Dawn Goetz

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