September 21, 2016
Black-white wage gap worse than in 1979
Daily Beast - The wage gap between black and white Americans today is worse than it was in 1979, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute claims. According to the think tank, black men earned an hourly wage that was 22 percent lower than their white counterparts in 1979. In 2015, they earned an average hourly wage that was 31 percent lower. Black women had a wage gap that dropped to 19 percent lower in 2015, down from 6 percent lower in that earlier time period.