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EPI News 8/19/2016


Black women’s wages have fallen further behind white women’s

A new Economic Snapshot shows that black women experience lower pay due to gender and race bias, on top of the wage stagnation the vast majority of Americans experience. In 2015, black women’s wages were 66 percent of white men’s wages, compared to 77 percent for white women relative to white men – a racial difference of 11 percentage points. In 1979, the racial difference was only 4 percentage points.