Raise awareness with us on Aug. 13 for Black Women's Equal Pay Day
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day represents how far into 2020 the average U.S. Black woman has to work just to catch up with the average white men’s earnings from the previous year. Based on U.S. Census data, Black women were paid only 62 cents for every $1.00 paid to non-Hispanic white men in 2019.
That means Black women on average had to work all of 2019, plus 7 months of 2020 (until Aug. 13) just to earn what white men earned in 2019 alone. This blatant pay discrimination and occupational segregation harms not only Black women workers individually, but their children, families, and communities as a whole — with consequences that can often impact families for generations.
A career’s-worth of such racial and gender pay discrimination adds up to an average loss of millions of dollars for many Black women across the U.S.
Help us end this horrific wage gap by raising awareness with us and our Equal Pay Today coalition partners across the country by retweeting us on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Aug. 13: