COVID-19 Worsening Vast Wage Gap For Black Women

Congress Equal Pay
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks at an event to advocate for the Paycheck Fairness Act on the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The legislation, a top tier issue for the new Democratic majority in the House, would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo
Congress Equal Pay
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks at an event to advocate for the Paycheck Fairness Act on the 10th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. The legislation, a top tier issue for the new Democratic majority in the House, would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

COVID-19 Worsening Vast Wage Gap For Black Women

Black women and other women of color have historically been overrepresented in low-paying jobs. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this wage gap with devastating consequences.

Reset discusses the systemic causes and solutions for these disparities on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.

GUESTS: Cherita Ellens, CEO and president of Women Employed

Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance