It’s the last day of July which means, thanks to a pesky thing called inequality, that black women are only now catching up to their male counterparts earnings from 2016.
That’s right—according to the Economic Policy Institute, it takes seven months of additional work “in order to be paid the same wages as her white male counterpart was paid last year.”
Because of this, July 31 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Serena Williams is one of the many drawing attention to the dramatic wage gap. The tennis legend shared posts on social media and penned an essay for Fortune where she explained her thoughts on what it would take for the pay gap to close once and for all. Read more…
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