Equal Pay Day: How big is the gap for African-American women?
Melissa Wylie, Bizwomen reporter
Aug 23, 2016, 11:41am EDT
Equal Pay Day falls in the first weeks of April, signifying how far into the year women must work to earn as much as men.
But African-American women must wait even longer — until today, to be exact – to reach parity. That’s because instead of earning the national average of 79 cents on the dollar, African-American women earn 60 cents for every dollar white men earn.