This is how much longer a black woman would have to work to make as much as a white man
Remember Equal Pay Day? How every year we come together to remember that women still earn, on average, 79 cents for every dollar made by men?
Well, minorities make even less. And in order to raise awareness of that problem, today has been dubbed Black Women's Equal Pay Day. Today represents how far into the next year a black woman would have to work to earn as much as a white man does in a year.
It's not exactly a joyous occasion.
Black women make 60% of what a white man makes. That is nothing but sexism and discrimination. #BlackWomensEqualPay
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 23, 2016
— HuffPostWomen (@HuffPostWomen) August 23, 2016
Think how that adds up in the course of a career & we’re talking abt losing a daunting chunk of change over a lifetime. #BlackWomensEqualPay
— ramel (@itsRamel) August 23, 2016
We must close the wage gap. Unacceptable that AA women work 8 months longer to earn what white men earned in one year. #BlackWomensEqualPay
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 23, 2016
— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) August 23, 2016
— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) August 23, 2016
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