AAPI Women's Equal Pay Day 2018
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The average AAPI women is paid $.87 for every $1 paid White men, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 40-year career. But, that's only part of the #AAPIEqualPay story. For certain communities, the wage gap is far greater. Vietnamese women earn $.62, Hmong women earn $.59, and Burmese women earn only $.51, making them some of the lowsest paid people in the nation. Even within high earning fields, Asian women are paid less than their male counterparts. "Model-minority" rhetoric is racist, classist, divisive and just plain wrong. The wage gap effects ALL women. And we've ALL had enough. Join Equal Pay Today, NAPAWF, and partners in the women's and labor rights community for AAPI Equal Pay Day Social Media Storm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET using #AAPIEqualPay and #NotYourModelMinority. Visit www.aapiequalpay.org for sample tweets/posts, additional graphics, talking points, and resources.