“This week, the Census Bureau reported some bright news: Middle-class incomes rose last year to the highest level ever recorded, a long-awaited sign of healing from the Great Recession.Along gender lines, the numbers revealed a more complicated story. Women are closing the pay gap with men — the national disparity shrank by the largest amount since 2007.But it’s not just because women are landing more raises. Men, it seems, are hitting a wall.Since the downturn, female workers — who still make less money as a group than their male counterparts — have seen more income growth. However, that is true only for white and Asian women. Wages for Hispanic women flatlined, and pay for African American women declined. Men, meanwhile, have dealt with more wage stagnation.”

Gender discrimination in the workplace (and society) is not a bigger problem than racial discrimination. 

Source: Danielle Paquette. “The gender wage gap just shrank for the first time in a decade.” The Washington Post. September 15, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/15/the-gender-wage-gap-just-shrank-for-the-first-time-in-a-decade/

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