by Teo Octavia Saragi, Policy Communications Coordinator
Tuesday, August 3 is #BlackWomensEqualPay Day—the day in 2021 when the average Black woman working full-time year-round finally catches up to what the average non-Hispanic white man earned in 2020. In other words, it takes Black women 8 extra months on average to earn what white, non-Hispanic men earn.
For every dollar paid to white men, Black women are paid just 63 cents. See the list below for 5 ways you can support equal pay for Black women starting tomorrow July 29.
According to a survey conducted by Time’s Up, only 17% of working Black women are sure that their employer pays men and women equally, and, 55% of Black women surveyed have faced gender or racial discrimination or related obstacles to higher-paying jobs.
This Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, join the fight to ensure Black women have what they need: stable, well-paying jobs that allow for savings, pays for bills and basic needs like food and housing, and promotes well-being.
Raise awareness about #BlackWomensEqualPay in several ways: