The objective of this Article is to address the racial wage gap between Black and White women and provide a solution. Part I of this Article will discuss the history of Black women and White women in the workforce. Part II will discuss the gender wage gap as it applies to Black and White women in the 21st century. Part III will discuss how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act has failed to address the gender and race issues that Black women face when it comes to work wages. Part IV will discuss the reasons that studies and scholars have given for the wage gap. Part V discusses the benefits and costs of mandatory wage disclosure as well as Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Part VI discusses the benefits of allowing Black women to sue based on their gender and race. Finally, Part VII concludes that the Federal Government should be more assertive in applying anti-discrimination laws by adopting a uniform mandatory wage disclosure law like Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act and allowing Black women to sue based on their gender and race.
Bias and Sexism: The Racial and Gender Wage Gap Affecting Black Women,
Fla. A&M U. L. Rev.
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