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Wage Gap Growing for Black Workers

According to Federal Reserve research, the wage gap for black workers has increased over the past 35-plus years. In 1979, the average black man in America earned 80% as much as the average white man. By 2016, that shortfall had worsened to 70%. The trend holds even when differences in age, education, job type, and geography are taken into account. The authors of the report believe that the pay gap could ultimately be the result of other harder to measure factors like discrimination and school quality difference.