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There has always been a discrepancy between the races on various lifestyle levels–from housing to education. So of course there is a gap in wages. But the gap also affects women, and more so women of color. According to The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, a report by The American Association of University Women, which promotes equity and education for women and girls, found that Asian American and white women had higher weekly take-home pay than African American and Hispanic or Latina women did in 2012.

“The gender pay gap was smallest within the African American, Hispanic/Latina, and Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander full-time workforce. But compared with white men (the largest group in the workforce), African American and Hispanic/Latina women fare poorly,” reports AAUW. African-American women receive a salary of 89 percent of what African-American men are paid and just 64 percent when compared with white men.

But there are some places in the United States where the gap is even more prevalent for minorities. The largest wage gap for Black women is in Louisiana. For Latinas, it’s California. D.C. was second to last, with a 46.1 cent gap for Black women.

“In those states, the wage gap between those groups and white men are largest. Each group earns less than half of what non-Hispanic white men earn in the given state, according to a new analysis of median earnings Census data by the National Women’s Law Center,” reports The Washington Post.Looking at the national averages, African-American women, the national wage gap is 36.3 cents: or roughly 63.7 cents for every dollar earned by a white non-Hispanic male. Wages for a full-time, year-round working Latina is 43.5 cents on the dollar short of what white men earn.

According to research by Essence magazine, education is one of the reasons for the gap. Black women are not as likely to graduate from high school or college than their white peers.

To see the wage gaps by state according to NWLC, click here.

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