When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.
I will keep reblogging this to point out that disabled people, including men, make 22 cents on the dollar. Mostly because it is legal to pay us below minimum wage, but whatevs.
Somewhere along the line the world sort of decided that anything black was automatically worse. Black skin, ugly. Black hair, rubbish, black bodies, dirty. Even the things we did, black culture, primitive, black music, talentless, black clothing, thuggish, black lives worthless.
When white people did them though, they were fashion icons, pioneers and breakthrough. Black people wondered: “are you sure you’re not racist?” And the world said “no.”