We Need To Talk About The “Gender Pay Gap” In A More Inclusive Way

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According to the nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the gender wage gap between white cisgender men and white cisgender women was 20 percent in 2016, and based on data trends, it would take until 2051 for those women to reach pay parity with those men. But 2051 is basically tomorrow compared to when women of color will reach pay parity: 2124 for Black women and 2233 for Hispanic women, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Data about when Native American women will reach parity was not available from the institute, but information from the National Women’s Law Center shows Native women make $0.57 for every dollar earned by a white man, while white women make $.81 per dollar.