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Widening Racial Wage Gap


A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute finds the income gap between black and white workers has increased – and discrimination is the main reason for the disparity, with young women who are black are being hit the hardest. The report calls for policy measures to address the wage gap, including raising the federal minimum wage, enforcing antidiscrimination laws, and convening a summit to address why black college graduates begin their careers with an earnings disadvantage. Read the report here.