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March 29, 2005

Black and Asian Women Earning More Than White Women

I’m going to recommend that my wife file a lawsuit, or stage a protest, or write a scathing article about the terrible inequity she and others like her are suffering.

Last week, the Census Bureau released data that showed that black and Asian women with bachelor's degrees earn slightly more than similarly educated white women. A white woman with a bachelor's degree typically earned nearly $37,800 in 2003, compared with $41,100 for a college-educated black woman and nearly $43,700 for a college-educated Asian woman. Hispanic women took home slightly less, at $37,600 a year.

You can practically hear the hand wringing by liberal groups that can’t quite explain how this has happened.

Notions that black women are struggling financially as much other groups are should not be dismissed, said Barbara Gault, research director of the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

We’ve reached equity in this area, and exceeded it. The advocacy groups will need to whine about something else.

Of course white men with four-year degrees still make more than anyone else. So sue me.

Posted by Jim at March 29, 2005 01:47 PM

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