An article by The Skimm explains why paying black women more benefits everyone.
Americans face a lot of tough economic challenges today. The student debt crisis. Unaffordable housing. Wage gaps. These issues (and more) make it harder for folks to live their best lives. And Black women bear the heaviest burdens, which is why lightening their loads can help lift the whole economy.
That’s the idea behind what former Department of Labor chief economist Janelle Jones — the first Black woman to hold that title — calls “Black women best.” Aka policies that center around uplifting Black women. Because, by default, they should work for nearly everyone else, too.