Serena Williams advocates for equal pay for Black women

With today being the Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Pregnant Tennis star, Serena Williams took to her social media accounts to advoca...


With today being the Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Pregnant Tennis star, Serena Williams took to her social media accounts to advocate for equal pay for Black women.

According to her, 'July 31 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which represents the number of days into 2017 a black woman must work to earn the same pay a white man made in 2016 — that's nearly 8 extra months! Black women are the cornerstone of our communities, they are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay.'

The Black Women’s Equal Pay Day marks how many months into the year a black woman would have to work in order to have the same amount of pay as her white and non-Hispanic male peer. The day focuses on the extra hard work an African American woman has to do in order to have a fair shot at a healthy wage. 

For simple understanding, it takes 20 months for a black woman to earn the same wages as a white man earns in 12.

According to the Center for American Progress, black women earn about 60% of what white men earn. The percentage is strikingly low in comparison to the 79% wage difference when grouping all women together.

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