• Leveling The Equal Pay Field: Why Black Women Need To Speak Up About Their Salary To Friends And Family

    7 days ago - By Essence

    By Niani Tolbert · Updated September 17, 2022 I stood there - frozen. As the news sank in, I felt a wave of emotions hit me at once. Confusion. Anger. Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. I was being paid $5,000 for a project while my white counterpart was being paid $30,000. And I was the one who set the price. Sadly a lesson I now carry with me today. According to AAUW , Black women make 58 cents to every $1 white men make. Black Women's Equal Pay Day falls on September 21st and is the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make the same salary a non-Hispanic white man...
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