Arlington, TX

Title IX violations alleged in Arlington

July 17, 2001
A complaint accusing the Arlington school district of widespread discrimination against female athletes and coaches was filed Monday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
      Rayla Allison, a Minneapolis civil rights attorney and former University of Texas at Arlington softball player, said she filed the complaint on behalf of a group of parents of female athletes, whom she declined to identify.
      The complaint alleges violations of Title IX, a 1972 federal law outlawing discrimination in education on the basis of sex. It charges that the district's softball facilities do not comply with a 1993 decree by the Office of Civil Rights to make Arlington's softball program "substantially equal in comparison with the district's baseball program."

Texas comm'n charges anti-children bias

September 21, 1998
With his wife and infant daughter in mind, Derrick Taylor figured the well-lighted apartments with nearby parking in the front of the north Arlington complex would be an ideal home while construction wrapped up on their house.
     Instead, Taylor said, a Cedar Creek Apartments leasing agent told him the vacant unit was in need of repair and suggested a unit in the back.
     The family settled in, but a survey of his neighbors made Taylor suspicious about the agent's story.
     "It was obvious that nothing but families with children were in back and nothing but adults without children were in front," he said.
     Officials with the Texas Commission on Human Rights began investigating the complex, which is in the 500 block of Green Oaks Circle, after Taylor filed a fair-housing complaint in 1996. The ruling found that apartment workers had discriminated against the family. 
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