Black Women's Equal Pay Day
August 22nd, 2019 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Equal pay is an issue that perpetuates the conversation on gender equity. While unequal pay impacts many women, it disproportionately impacts women and femme of color. We fight for equity for ALL.
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make what white non-Hispanic man made at the end of the previous year. Based on ACS Census data, the 2019 wage gap for Black women and men is $.61 (cents). 80% of Black women are the primary or sole breadwinners of their household.
Indigenous women and femme earn $.58 for every dollar, and their equal pay day is September 23, 2019; Latinx women and femmes earn $.53 for every dollar, and their equal pay day is November 20, 2019.