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By Cherranda Smith, Black Information Network A new report released by Oxfam America on Tuesday (March 22) exposes the alarming pay disparities across race and gender in the United States. The report used data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey and Current Population Survey and found that more than 50 million workers across the country are making less than $15 an hour –– and a "staggering" amount of those workers are Black women and other women of color. The data shows that 47% of Black workers make less than $15 an hour, compared to 26%

By Sherri Kolade Black women who want to earn just as much as White men would have to work about an extra seven months to catch up to them to make the same pay in America.   According to the U.S. Census, typically, Black women were paid 63 percent of what non-Hispanic white men were paid in 2019. A typical working Black woman in 19 months is then paid what the average White man makes in just one year.   According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an equity-based organization,