Push For Equal Pay Among Black Women Who Earn 63 Cents on the Dollar

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Women’s rights activists celebrate Black Women Equal Pay day on Tuesday.

On average black women earn about 63 cents to every dollar earned by a white non-Hispanic man, meaning it takes them seven additional months to earn the same amount an average white man earns in a year.

But this issue isn’t unique to black women. Other women of color fare even worse. Latina women for example make about 54 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.

Chandra Childers is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. She discussed the gender pay gap for black women with the host of the Takeaway Tanzina Vega.

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