Race Matters: Study Shows Black Workers With Advanced Degrees And Whites Without Advanced Degrees Make About The Same Salary

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Black Workers With Advanced Degrees Make Same As Whites Without

We have to work twice as harder just to get half way ahead…

Via Color Lines reports:

You’ve heard of the racial wealth gap, the racial employment gap, and surely also about racial job callback disparities. Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers an updated look at another dynamic of our racialized economy: the racial income gap.

As in: In 2014, while white workers 25 years or older with at least an undergrad degree took home median earnings of $1,219 per week, similarly aged and educated Latino workers made $1,007, and Asian workers made $1,328 per week. Black workers with at least a college degree, meanwhile, posted median earnings of $970 per week.

The racial income gap is so pronounced that black workers with an advanced degree made $1,149—roughly the same as white workers who had only a bachelor’s degree…

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