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When the pay gap between men and women is discussed, it is always in the context of the average (white) man being paid $1, with women being paid less. Let’s flip that, and start with the lowest paid group—Latina women—at $1.
Latina Women: $1.00
Black Women: $1.12
Latino Men: $1.19
Black Men: $1.26
White Women: $1.42
Asian Women: $1.50
White Men: $1.73
Asian Men: $2.02
- Calculations were checked with this percentage calculator
- Asians include Pacific Islanders.
Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.