Essay On Minimum Wage Pay

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Shaun Herman DIT Task 3 11/27/15 In the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave everything is not equal. Women make less money than men do and it has been proven to be in general seventy eight cents to the dollar. Even when the comparison is within the same job field there is a difference. Black and Latino women make even less compared to white men. What’s even worse is the pay gap is not getting better. When my younger self was naive to the world this topic would have never crossed my mind. As my knowledge increased about the world around me something came up that confused me. Two people with the same credentials and the same experience should earn the same wage. The fact is that if one of those…show more content…
Also that women of latino and black races earn even less just makes me confused. “Women have raised their hourly pay 1.5 cents since 2012 (from 76.5 cents to 78 cents), according to the Census Bureau. But it 's been "relatively stagnant over the last decade," said Fatima Goss Graves, vice president for education and employment at the National Women 's Law Center. There are several factors, according to Graves, that are stalling any major improvements. Like the fact that women make up the majority of the lowest paying jobs. Raising the minimum wage would make a significant differences, said Graves. Others have said the increase is a result in the decline of men in the labor force -- not improved conditions for women. For some women, it 's even bleaker. Black women make 64 cents and Latinas make 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.” (cnnmoney) Now this really gets me upset because we know the gender pay gap is there but nothing is helping or getting fixed. The problem is clearly there but nobody is coming up with any solutions that actually decrease the pay gap between men and women. Obviously I can’t change anything myself but I’m sure there a lot of women out there pulling for the gap to be less my question with that stat stated above that from 2012 the gap has only decreased 1.5%. I think the general public is too worried about other things happening in the world and in these United
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