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Looking at the equal pay gap for Black women

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13min 16sec
(Photo: Courtesy of Kit Williams)
<p>Lauren Y. Casteel </p>

Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, the day to which a Black woman has to work into 2022 -- in addition to all of 2021 -- to earn the same pay that a non-Hispanic white man earned the previous year. A growing body of research asserts that Black women make 58 cents for every dollar made by white men for comparable work. That
number is only slightly higher in Colorado. Lauren Young Casteel, CEO of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, shares her insights and an update on the status of a new law aimed at closing the gender pay gap in Colorado.