This Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Black Female Workers Say Enough is Enough!
On average, Black women working full-time make just 67 cents for every dollar paid to white non-Hispanic men, according to the National Women’s Law Center.
The implications of this pay gap are enormous, says Gaylynn Burroughs, an income inequality expert at the National Women’s Law Center.
“Black women and their families have less money to survive, less money to sort of weather a financial emergency, or a crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Burroughs.
Throughout a 40-year career, the National Women’s Law Center estimates that Black women lose $907,680 to the wage gap.