African American Wage Gap This cruel part of society and how it affects African AmeriCan men and women across the U.S

Many races face pay gaps in America, even if two people are working the exact same job. I am specifically focusing on the pay gap between a white male and an African American male working the same job. All people of America have the right of equal pay regardless of their race or religion. That right is clearly being denied in a situation like this. Facts like Black males making 75% of what White males make as well as Blacks and Hispanics not being able to decrease the wage gap since 1980 really backs up the denied right.

If we want to decrease the wage gap, we need to take action. One way that we can try to chip at the wage gap is by taking legal action. We can refer to a law from the universal declaration of human rights states, “All human beings are born free and equal. You are worth the same, and have the same rights as anyone else. You are born with the ability to think and to know right from wrong, and should act toward others in a spirit of friendliness.” If we bring that to congress, it's more than just one word against another. The only problem is that it is not a constitutional law.

People protesting for equal pay for race and gender

If we want to decrease the wage gap, we need to take action. One way that we can try to chip at the wage gap is by taking legal action. We can refer to a law from the universal declaration of human rights states, “All human beings are born free and equal. You are worth the same, and have the same rights as anyone else. You are born with the ability to think and to know right from wrong, and should act toward others in a spirit of friendliness.” If we bring that to congress, it's more than just one word against another. The only problem is that it is not a constitutional law.

Sources:

https://sites.dwrl.utexas.edu/liberrimus/2016/10/17/equal-pay-in-the-u-s/

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/01/racial-gender-wage-gaps-persist-in-u-s-despite-some-progress/

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

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