For Minorities, 'Equal Pay Day' Is Months Away

August for some, November for others
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2016 9:21 AM CDT
For Minorities, 'Equal Pay Day' Is Months Away
In this file photo, a woman carries a sign for equal pay in a protest march.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same as a man in the previous year for a comparable job. Some related coverage:

  • On average, a woman makes 79 cents for every dollar a man makes, but Fast Company explains that the particulars are far more complex.
  • It's worse for minority women in particular, and USA Today has some numbers: For Latinas, Equal Pay Day is Nov. 1 and for African Americans, it's Aug. 23.
  • An editorial at New Hampshire's Union Leader isn't on board. This is really a day to "celebrate using statistics incorrectly."

  • Teach your daughter to negotiate on salary. That's among the pieces of advice offered by a blogger at Forbes.
  • Actress and activist Patricia Arquette has an op-ed in the Washington Post on the how the day is about the "principle of fairness."
  • The AP lays out how the issue divides Democrats and Republicans.
  • ABC News has a Q&A on the issues involved.
  • President Obama on Tuesday was dedicating a new national monument to honor the push for women's equality, and a White House release has the particulars on the site in DC.
(More equal pay stories.)

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