Black Women Still Aren’t Getting Equal Pay According To This Study
For Black Women’s Equal Pay Day,which is August 7th, LeanIn.org, the National Urban League and Survey Monkey have conducted new research about the pay gap between black women and white men and women.
According to their research, black women make 38 percent less than white men and 21 percent less than white women. So for every dollar a white man earns, a black woman only earns 63 cents. It was also found that black women work more hours than white women and still earn less than them.
They also found that as the black woman ages and the attains more college degrees, the pay gap continues to increase instead of decreasing. For example, white men with advanced degrees make about $17 more per hour than black women with advanced degrees.
The study also found that there is a lack of awareness about this pay gap. The study shows that 50 percent of Americans are unaware of the pay gap, including hiring managers. Also, it was found that half of the white men surveyed thought that the obstacles for advancement for black women were a thing of the past, while only 14 percent of black women agreed.