62% is not enough. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.

Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. That means that the average black woman had to work all of last year and this far into 2018—August 7th!—just to earn as much a white man did in 2017.

For those of you keeping score at home, here's how the math works out: black women are, on average, paid 38% less than white men (and 21% less than white women).

As Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Laphonza Butler, president of California's largest labor union, SEIU Local 2015. write in today’s Fortune: "Women need to come together, stand with one another, and fight for a fairer economy and country—not just for some women, but for all women. That's solidarity."

According to Vox, here are the 12107 facts about Equal Pay Days-

“The [women of color] day is months later than National Equal Pay Day, which marks the same thing for women generally. This year, Equal Pay Day was on April 10, meaning that for women overall, it takes 16 months to match what white men make in 12.

But these numbers change considerably for women of color. Black women, for example, needed 20 months to reach equal pay. Native American women will hit equal pay on September 27, while Latinas will hit the benchmark on November 1. And while Asian-American women technically hit the equal pay mark on February 22, suggesting that this group faces the smallest gender pay gap of all women, that date overlooks significant disparities in pay among different groups of Asian women.“

The current situation is a disgrace. Racism Is only too happy to combine with Sexism. Enough said.


August 7, 201

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