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Black Women's Equal Pay Day

Institutional racism is a thing, and combating it is a large part of the reason for observing Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which takes place annually on a date set by a national group of advocates. This year, it takes place on July 27.

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Back in 1996, an organization called the National Committee on Pay Equity declared the observation of Equal Pay Day. The coalition of labor unions, professional associations, civil rights organizations and individuals has been fighting ever since to open people’s eyes to the realities of implicit discrimination in the workplace and around the paycheck. In the last quarter-century, the spotlight on inequality has become brighter and brighter, with a turning point in 2020 that at the very least made those oblivious to the situation more aware of the facts surrounding institutional racism and sexism.

Women are advancing in the workplace but are doing so in the face of persistent gender inequality — and when compared to white women, women of color experience significantly more challenges. For example, the U.S. census data confirmed that the most severe effects of the gender wage gap continue to fall on women of color, with many of them experiencing the largest gender pay gaps among all workers.

Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement or Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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