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At this time of year, year after year, a milestone passes by — the date at which Black women can finally say, “I have now made as much as a white man did last year.” But for Black women, it takes all of “last year” PLUS eight months and several days of “this year” to get to the same amount.

“The fact that we are talking about this every year reflects the stubborn, structural nature of pay inequities,” says the Economic Policy Institute in its recent analysis, “Black women face a persistent pay gap, including in essential occupations during the pandemic.”

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is the editor for the retirement industry audience and a digital managing editor at BenefitsPRO. She is currently considering pitches for unpublished contributed content related to the employer-sponsored retirement plan arena. A former technology editor, advertising copywriter, and academic advisor, Marwitz is the mother of three and walker/stick-thrower/treat-giver to an orange-and-white Welsh Corgi named Leeloo Dallas Multipass.

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