Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Racial Wage Gap

I talk a lot about the gender wage gap, and its way past time I talked about the racial gap. The gap between white men and men of color is actually worse than the gap between white men and white women. The gap between white women and black women is, well...

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This is about single women but

That is a massive fucking gap.

But yeah, as of 2013, black men in general make 75 cents to a white man's dollar while white women are making 78 cents. Hispanic men make 67 cents. Black women make 64. Hispanic women make 54.

I don't think I've ever heard of any kind of mainstream campaign addressing the racial pay gap, talking about black men making 75% of what white men make, no presidents talking about it, nothing. They really deserve their own thing. The campaign to get women's pay up worked for a while, even if it's stalled now. Black men's pay has actually fallen since 1999 and is barely different than it was in 1975.

But it's probably hard to make money while you're worrying about being randomly shot or choked out by police in the street.

That single women gap is fucking horrendous, though. It undoubtedly has a lot to do with the whole "welfare queen" stereotype/lie. We need to do something about this shit immediately.

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