And how it affects (and effects) personally…………….
Nationally, black women working in full time, year-round positions make 63 cents to each dollar earned by a white man. This gap is much wider than the 79 cents white women earn for every dollar made by a man and the 87 cents earned by Asian-American women (but again, there is significant variation among different nationalities of Asian women, with some earning far less than this average). And other groups, like Latinas and Native American women, experience a gap that is even larger, making 54 cents and 57 cents per dollar, respectively.
This isn’t your normal blog or opinion journalist post today, it’s a rant, lol. I’m backed with communications, classes are approaching, I’m freelancing and operating as an Entrepreneur including “Employment” search or “Provide Professional Services” pitching; so I’m managing things well but I couldn’t help but think about the development of my negotiation skills. I even thought about activating my bartending skills to make some quick cash because my checks aren’t balancing my end goals. Maybe this being “Black” isn’t working, so I’ll transfer my status to being “White” to have better opportunities.
Associates Degree isn’t worth much in mainstream market, so to find “work” in your associated area…chances are you could pretty much be overwhelmed with workloads like me or your fucked…lbs.
I said all of that shit to say, how the fuck did “Black Women” get a damn equal pay day if we still don’t have equal pay? Maybe I missed something, shit I don’t know but I’m tired of all the damn protesting themes. I don’t like to celebrate things that we haven’t accomplished but I’m glad to get the awareness that people are acting.
It’s disheartening how limitations are placed on the pool of resources and the gap between the wages of women to men; and “black women” to “white women”. It’s even worse for women of color to be making less than uncolored women when noted in “history” they equally fought for “Women’s Rights”, together. Seems like “Black Women” have been manipulated and used for their support to be treated unequal.
The National Women’s Law Center notes that this gap can begin to widen over the course of a black woman’s career, causing her to lose nearly $870,000 in potential earnings to the wage gap. And in several states, the wage gap can be even bigger. In Louisiana, for example, black women make less than half of what white men make.
No matter if you’re union, corporate, or independently working as a woman (black or white) you are more than likely to come across sexual harassment. I remember every experience that I’ve had working corporately and independently. As a woman, I have to remember that I also have a personal life, which consist of allowing men to pursue me which is the natural life process. Who am to disrupt it? But why do I have to receive unwanted advances and made to feel uncomfortable as I travel to points with the intentions to make a deal for business operations.
Take, for example, sexual harassment in the workplace, an issue that particularly affects low-wage industries dominated by women of color. Experts have noted that lower pay levels for nonwhite women could play a role in their exposure to harassment, and a new NWLC report has found that from 2012 to 2016, black women filed workplace sexual harassment complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at nearly three times the rate of white women.
Before I subconsciously got back to working my plan on how I am going to create $53,000 this year to cover my salary, I woke up to a post about
and the advice these women ( Karen Civil, Tonya Rapley, April Reign, Minda Harts, and Leslie Mac) shared was inspiring. It inspired me to remember that as long as I continue to be and seek, that I will find. If there isn’t a place for me to merge into and add equity then I’ll have to create a place to store my wealth. I will not be a starving artist or an educated slave/fool.