#BlackGirlMagic Hits the Academy. But When Will It Hit Our Paychecks?

“Good news, bad news,” writes Angela Bronner Helm on a new study from the National Center for Education Statistics. “By both race and gender, a higher percentage of black women (9.7 percent) are enrolled in college than any other group, topping Asian women (8.7 percent), white women (7.1 percent) and white men (6.1 percent).” However, black women fall short when it comes to jobs in the private sector and leadership positions. And then there’s the money. “And as of 2013,” Helm said, “black women earned just 64 cents to the white man’s dollar, while white women earned 78 cents, black men 75...

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