red game piece on small stack of coins, blue game piece on large stack of coins (Photo: Shutterstock)

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.”

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?

C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is a writer and editor.

More from this author



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.