We can’t talk about the pay gap without talking about race

We’re all aware of the statistic that American working women are paid 79 cents for every dollar that working men make. There’s a reason this disparity is so well-known — it’s a powerful indicator of the value, monetarily and socially, placed on men over women.

But this glimpse of the pay gap only tells a portion of the story. It becomes even more alarming when race is taken into account. The following chart, created by statistics portal Statista, shows how much the gender pay gaps widen when we consider race.

Latinas are the last racial group of women to catch up to the earnings of white, non-Hispanic men, affected longer than the average Asian, white, black and indigenous woman. And the overall gender pay gap is widening, even when race is pushed out of the picture.

Read more: Mashable.com »

Published by waworkfam

The Washington Work and Family Coalition includes representatives of seniors, women, labor, health professionals, children’s advocates, faith communities, low income workers, employers, non-profits and other organizations. We’re working together to make it easier for parents to raise healthy children and care for aging parents; for workers to care for themselves or their partners in the event of a serious illness; and for businesses to offer modern workplace standards that improve productivity and worker health.

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