By: Mira Kelley
Blogger - Aspiring Photographer/Writer/Creative Director - Social and Legal Enthusiast
April 4th, 2017, the day that was supposed to bring attention to the gross wage gap that exists in America between men and women, actually revealed another disparity but this one among women. For a long time now men have been making more money than their female counterparts ($.80 to $1.00 to be exact). Men and managers alike were surveyed saying that women make less due to their own choice and preference for work. Wrong!
The truth is that women are just not as valued in the workplace as men. Even in female dominated fields men still bring home more money. Also, expecting mothers take a large hit when they go out on maternity leave (not to mention that they are usually the primary parent). #EqualPayDay was created to show that what men make in a year, women would have to work a year plus 4 months and 4 days just to make the same amount. #wagegap
However, what they didn't tell you was that compared to white women, black and hispanic women make far less creating another wage gap trend. Huffington Post reported that black women make $.17 less than white women and hispanic women make $.26 less than white women. This means that #EqualPayDay for black women would be on August 23rd and for hispanic women on November 1st. Someone has a lot of explaining to do.
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