Does race contribute to unequal pay?

Yes, race is a deciding factor for income (How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection) Yes, recent studies show this type of discrimination is happening in the workplace now (The State of Working America).

Who makes the most?




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Why does race effect the wage gap?

It is thought that racial profiling is an activity that carries over to the work place as well. It is thought that a majority of companies don’t see anything wrong with minorities receiving lower wages (American Incomes: Demographics of Who Has Money).

Graphical Citation:

Uygur, Cenk. “Stunning Gap In Wealth Between Whites & Blacks.” YouTube. The Young Turks, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

“The Young Turks” is a highly viewed television programmed centered around government, politics, and modern day problems found today in the United States. Lead by Cenk Uygur, it aired from 2002 to 2013. This report by Uygur talks about the wage gap between races and shows the huge difference between Black Americans and White Americans. I argue that this is a credible source because all the information used for this segment derived from the Pew Research Center which, again, is highly regarded by many universities in the U.S. as a credible source. This contributed to our blog by giving us an estimate of the difference in racial wage gaps, giving our viewers a clearly picture of the problem found today.