Fact Sheets

Black workers have always faced discrimination in the U.S. workforce, even as they helped literally build America and provided the foundations for its economy. Today, it takes longer for Black workers to find jobs and when they do, they’re paid less than their white peers. This pay gap is especially stark for Black women, who face not only race discrimination, but also sex discrimination. Among full-time, year-round workers, Black women typically make just 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. This disparity has only closed by 3 cents over the last thirty years, which means Black women are not projected to reach equal pay until the year 2130. The wage gap adds up to a typical loss of $24,110 a year and a staggering loss of $964,400 over a 40-year career. It means Black women have to work until August 3 this year to catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men made last year alone.

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