The term “liberty” appears in the due process clauses of both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution. As used in the Constitution, liberty means freedom from arbitrary and unreasonable restraint upon an individual. Freedom from restraint refers to more than just physical restraint, but also the freedom to act according to one’s own will.
But how does one act according to one’s own will if they’re being discriminated against?
While discrimination comes in many forms, it is undeniable that impoverished people are particularly exposed to it. Thanks either to active prejudice, or a failure to take account of their needs, they often experience less access to opportunities to learn and gain skills, and in turn, greater levels of poverty and unemployment.
Society has a duty to all of its citizens. This makes sense. Those facing greater difficulties to integrate into society may have greater need for information, for example to identify opportunities or support, or find guidance for dealing with health issues. They of course, also, have equal rights to education, free expression, and participation in the cultural life of the community, all rights that sports help realize.