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It takes Black women 19 months to equal a white man’s annual earnings

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August 3 is Black women’s Equal Pay Day. That is, it will take a typical Black woman starting on January 1, 2020 an additional seven months into 2021 to earn what non-Hispanic white men made in 2020 alone. 

Black women working full-time, year-round make 63 cents for every dollar similarly employed non-Hispanic white men make.

This pay gap can add up in the long-term. According to National Women’s Law Center, it means a Black woman can lose $964,400 over a 40-year career. 

“That’s dreams deferred. That’s delaying home ownership,” C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the details ⇒

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