Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Slideshow: Black Women's Equal Pay Day | Get the Facts

July 31st is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. The date represents how long within the 2017 calendar year it will take for a black woman to make what a white male made in 2016.

In recognition of Black Women's Equal Pay Day, businesses partnered with LeanIn.Org and offered a 37% discount and showed their support for equal pay for equal work. For every $1 men are paid in the United States, women as a whole are paid just 80 cents. For Black women, it’s even worse — just 63 cents. In a Bustle article, Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Education Lead at LeanIn.Org Alexis Charles explains why equal pay isn't just about gender — it's about race, too.


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