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Professor makes the case that universities abuse Title IX to discriminate against men


Glenn Reynolds said that there was still time for schools to change its ways

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In a new opinion piece, a conservative professor and USA Today columnist argued that schools were abusing Title IX of the Education Amendments in order to discriminate against men.

What did he say?

Glenn Harlan Reynolds is a professor at Tennessee College of Law and runs the website Instapundit.

Reynolds argued that schools were abusing Title IX, which was originally put into place in order to make sure that colleges treated men and women fairly, in order to discriminate against men.

Reynolds said:

The fact is, colleges and universities have been openly discriminating against male students for decades now, with women receiving special treatment in terms of scholarships, housing and campus resources. What's really surprising is that it's taken this long for people to start pushing back.

Reynolds also said that schools used Title IX as an excuse to expel male students accused of sexual misconduct, even in instances where they were acquitted. He said that the way schools handled these allegations also disproportionately affected minority students.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 reads:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

What else?

In January, Tulane University in New Orleans agreed to make sure that its financial aid was not distributed on the basis of sex, after a complaint was filed alleging that six of its scholarships discriminated against men.

In his piece, Reynolds brings up a Title IX complaint filed against Cornell University, on the basis that it had, among other things, 390 scholarships specifically for women, but none that were specifically for men.

Reynolds said that he thought that lawsuits like these could help universities to treat men and women more fairly.

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