Retta Discusses Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
It’s always nice to see when celebrities use their platform to educate their fans. The actress and comedian Retta recently took to twitter and discussed equal pay for women.
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Retta Talks about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
On 22nd August, Retta, the star of NBC’s Good Girls took to her Instagram and made a post for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. In her post, she urges the authorities to provide for equal pay for Black Women who are a minority. In the caption of her post, Retta writes,
B/c August 22 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, showing how far into 2019 (9 muhfuhkin months) black women must work to earn what white men made in 2018. That gap has WIDENED since last year btw. Black women disproportionately are heads of households (most of the black women I know provide for more than just their own household💪🏾), they make up the largest group of minority women-owned businesses, and they’re a key voting bloc with one of the biggest voter turnouts — when you lift up black women, you lift up entire communities. They are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay! @phenomenal tee benefits the Black Futures Lab.
More power to Retta and we hope this message reaches a wider audience. Let’s all work together for an equal world. The pay disparity amongst different races is more than you would expect.
It’s important for celebrities like Retta to shed light on issues like these. The governments would hopefully soon realize that paying attention to minority groups like these would be better for the economy overall.
Retta is in fact right when she states that “when you lift up black women, you lift up entire communities”. The Black communities prospering means that the whole country will after all.