April 2 is Equal Pay Day, the day in April dedicated, annually, to educating and addressing the wage gap between men and women.
Why does this exist – and why is it in April?
On average, women earn less in comparison to men, though further breakdowns show additional disparities. While a white woman earns about 77 cents to a dollar earned by a white male peer, Black women earn only 61 cents to the dollar, and Latina women only 53 cents. This means that the average woman must work far into the next year just to make up the difference between what a male peer earned the previous year.
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