Earth Day is April 22nd
Tuesday April 14th was Equal Pay Day. Based on the fact that on average women earn 78 cents to every white man’s dollar, women would have to work from Jan. 2014 to April 2015 to earn on average what white men earned from Jan. 2014 to Dec. 2014. Here are some not-so-fun facts about equal pay (or the lack thereof) in the United States:
On average white women earn 77 cents per every white man’s dollar.
It is worse for women of color:
African American women earn 64 cents on average
Latina women earn an average of 54 cents
However, Asian American women earn 90 cents on average.
For more information, read this article from the Huffington Post!
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