Many Black women, especially mothers, have had to take on coronavirus-related financial stresses as the sole or primary breadwinners of their households.
There’s a massive elephant in the room that we continue to ignore.
The gender pay gap has been stalled at approximately 20 percent for more than a decade. Based on the progress we have made to-date, it is projected that it would take until the year 2058 to achieve pay equity.
"Simply put, we're sick of being treated like second-class citizens. It wears on you after a while. And we are done with it." That's what co-captain of the U.S. women's national soccer team Carli Lloyd wrote about the wage discrimination suit she and four teammates filed against U.S. Soccer.
When I heard about the U.S. Women's soccer team's five major stars filing a federal discrimination complaint against US Soccer seeking equal pay, I was struck by the moment. The potential of it, that is.
Not much less, Amazon claims.