There is a serious issue in the genders wage gaps. An article I read stated “Wage gaps may be most extreme for professionals engaged in work activities in which their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or other identity traits are seen as inconsistent with skill in those activities” (Cech). This shows that even professional high jobs have wage gas and not even just based on gender also on ethnicity and sexuality. There should not be diffrent pays based on this that most people cannot control. In another article it states “Men provided the wage work and women the unpaid domestic work” (Women at work).
Since the 1900’s there has been an ongoing problem with the difference men and women are paid while doing the same job. Men and women need to get paid equally to eliminate the gender wage gap and sex discrimination because it causes women to not get the chance at all the opportunities that men reserve. It also causes some to slip into poverty, and most women motherly figures so the need the money to provide for their children. Most women and men that work in the same fields do the same amount of work. On top of that they also have the same education.
Would you want hard working families and people to get underpaid for their hard work? Well for most people the answer is not clear to them. Minimum wage has been talked upon by many people for almost a century now. Minimum wage has been increasing by a few dollars here and there for years, but many people are not satisfied with the current wage that it’s at right now and want it increased. There are some people that are totally against raising minimum wage because it can lead to losing jobs, but besides that it can make many people and families get out of debt.
(Lee 154). Stereotypes are a major conflict in today's society also. Today the majority of women are paid less than men. With the exception of Calpurnia, and Miss Caroline the women in To Kill a Mockingbird do not get paid. All women who work today are paid, but not as much as men.
In the early 1900's, approximately sixty percent of African American woman and about twenty percent of men were employed (Mclaughlin).During this time period, men felt that they were vastly superior over women. As a consequence, men did not want to see women working or earning more than them. In the story, although Syke did not work and he lived through Delia's wage, he did not approve of Delia financially supporting the both of them. The racism experienced by African American's was a large factor in the inspiration for most of Hurston's writings. The majority of jobs held by African American women were domestic based jobs for white people.
There are few women in top leadership positions and many women quit from their jobs when they see that there are no opportunities for advancement. Promotion is one of the obstacles that women are faced with. Too often, the top positions are reserved for men. Aside from that, women confront a wage gap problem too. Men and women with similar education, training experience and position receive different pay (Petersen and Morgan
Even though they are in minority group but the unemployment percentage of black people is double the percentage of white people and it’s because of the colour and religion of black people. In the essay “The New Nadir: The Contemporary Black Racial Profiling” Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua points out that during the recession in the year 2008 the percentage of unemployed whites was 6.6 and that of blacks was between 11.3-15 almost double (41). Some blacks are well educated and masters in their field but then also most of the time whenever they go for a job interview they are just not given the respect they deserve by others because of the assumptions that other individuals have made about them, like they do not respect others, they are mostly lazy, uneducated and criminals. In the essay “Black Men and Public Space” Brent Staples mentioned an incident when he used to work as a journalist in Chicago and one day he rushed into the manager’s office to submit his report because it was his last day to submit it but as he rushed into the room, the manager didn’t recognised him and thought that he is a thief, manager just called the security to throw him out of the
Each year thousands of workers complain that they are not getting paid enough. They want to be able to afford things other than the basic necessities. What they do not know is that if the minimum wage were to be raised, they would be a lot more likely to make even less money- 0$ an hour. The minimum wage has been debated for years. Some say that raising the minimum wage will lift people out of poverty and provide a higher standard of living for everyone.
Women who work full-time make only seventy-seven cents for every dollar a man who works full-time makes. This difference is known as the, ‘gender wage-gap.’ Due to this gap, full-time women employees are presented with less money and job opportunities. The stereotype behind all of this is that, ‘women aren’t worth as much as men.’ This stereotype is entirely outdated and insulting. The stereotype that women aren’t worth as much as men, is false. Currently, more women attend college than men, are just as qualified to work the same jobs as men and can perform the same tasks any man can.
Furthermore, the rate for African Americans without a job is about twice as much compared to white Americans. If Richard were writing about the unfair job opportunities given to African Americans, he would not be pleased by the way black people are being deprived. In addition, he would be disappointed at the way educated black people are treated in comparison with a white high school
White households regardless of income level lived in neighborhoods that were about 80 percent white whereas high-income black households lived in neighborhoods that were less than 50 percent white (Malega and Stallings 3). Even when it comes to jobs, whites get paid a substantial amount compared to those who are not white. Income is another cause of residential segregation. The fact they cannot manage to do better because of what they were born into is ridiculous. But even with that being said, some blacks choose to stay in the negative situation they are in due to that is all they know.