MHP: Tax Day and the Gender Pay Gap

The MSNBC host explains the additional strain that income inequality places on African-American women. 

Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

On her MSNBC show on Sunday, host Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated a segment to a Tax Day-inspired discussion of the gender pay gap, highlighting statistics on unequal pay and the additional strain that the gap puts on minority women:

Just one example: "Seventy-seven is how many cents women working full-time currently make for every dollar men are paid. $11,084 is the yearly wage gap created by that pay deficit between full-time working men and women," she said. "Sixty-four cents is how much African-American women are paid for every dollar men earn, showing that women of color are more impacted by these unequal-pay disparities."

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