OpEd in Ms. Magazine: Black Women Paid Far Less than White Men

Read CWLC’s piece in Ms. Magazine: Black Women Must Work 8 Extra Months to Be Paid Like White Men

This year’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the year a Black woman in the United States must work to earn the same amount as the average white man made last year, falls on August 13, 2020. This means Black women must work more than eight extra months to be compensated the same amount as their white male counterparts. While the wage gap continues to impact women of all backgrounds, gender discrimination intersects with racial discrimination to shape Black women’s experiences in the workplace and erode their wages further.