For those who think that “everything is equal” in the USA, a new study reveals that Latinos & African-Americans still receive lower pay than their white counterparts.

According to NBC Latino, the Labor Department has released statistics that suggest that African-Americans & Latinos — especially African-American women and Latinas — receive mere pennies on the dollar for the same amount of work that their white counterparts do. “Nationally, women who hold full-time jobs are paid just 77 cents for every dollar paid to men who hold full-time jobs,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which conducted an analysis, using U.S. Census data, showing the persistence of a gender wage in the nation’s top 50 metro areas. ”African American women and Latinas fare worse, being paid 64 cents and just 55 cents, respectively, for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men,” added Ness.

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