You may be familiar with the statistic that in the US women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar their male counterpart makes. But what you may not know is that that statistic applies to white women. According to the National Women’s Law Center:
For women of color, the gap is even wider: African-American women are paid only 64 cents, and Hispanic women only 54 cents, for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
On Equal Pay Day, we talked to National Women Law Center’s Fatima Goss Graves about fair wages, negotiation, and why workplaces need to learn to work for working families:
On today’s show #TeamBlackness also discussed how school lunches really haven’t changed that much, whether Bill Maher is racist, and why blasting church music may not be the best choice for a limo full of black people riding through wine country.