Time got away from me today, so I’m going to take a little bit of a shortcut and post some quick but fascinating facts & figures about Latina pay inequities.
We often hear general statistics that indicate that women typically earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. That’s only part of the story, though. Once you take race into account, things start to look even worse:
It turns out that African American women earn only 60 cents for every white man’s dollar, and Latinas even less than that: barely 53 cents. (A more updated and thorough report by the American Association of University Women calculates this number to be 60 cents for 2012. I highly recommend taking the time to read for further explanation of the gender pay gap.)
Another interesting, related fact comes from the Center for American Progress’ 10 Facts about Latino Women and Pay Inequity:
It’s something I rarely do, but…I’m going to let these numbers speak for themselves. We’ve got a lot of work to do, folks, in working towards greater progress and equality.