Equal Pay Day for Black women is today, August 13th. There's a reason for that

Equal Pay Day for Black women is today, August 13th. There's a reason for that

CNN Edition - Business·2020-08-14 12:06

August 13th is Equal Pay Dayfor Black women this year. It's a measure of just how underpaid they are relative to White men.

The upshot: Black women had to work an additional seven and a half months this year on top of the 12 months they worked last year just to make as much as their White, non-Hispanic male counterparts did in 2019. That's according to the Equal Pay Today Campaign, an umbrella group of organizations advocating for pay equity. It based its estimate on the median annual earnings for full-time, year-round workers using data from the Census Bureau.

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