The Philadelphia Tribune: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day highlights wage disparities

August 22. 2020

ERA attorney and Director of our Equal Pay Today Initiative Shannon Williams was featured in a Philadelphia Tribune article today: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day highlights wage disparities

“We know what gender discrimination looks like and we know what racial discrimination looks like in the workplace, but Black women are kind of unique because we sit at the intersection of race and gender,” she added. “While both forms of discrimination are visibly different, that impact is really compounded when you’re experiencing it at the same time.”

“We think that Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is so important because 80% of Black mothers are really the primary and sole breadwinners of their households,” Williams said. “With Black women leading their households and being paid unfairly and not making the wages of their male counterparts, it really does have disadvantaging, rippling effects on their communities and you can see that impact.”

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