By Xochitl Oseguera and Noreen Farrell

Today we mark Latina Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into 2016 Latinas working full time must work to earn the same wages made by white men who worked full time in 2015. Latinas must work 22 months to earn what white men earn in 12 because they make, on average, just 54 cents to every dollar earned by white men. This pay gap costs a Latina worker $1 million over the course of her career. A new analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research shows that at this current rate, Latinas won’t reach pay parity for another 232 years! That’s TWO MORE CENTURIES.

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