G.D. Louisiana

Letter to president

A letter to the next president

Dear President

I have real concerning issue about wage gap between men and women. The wage gap is discriminating towards women, and the gap varies all around the country. In Louisiana men get paid sixteen thousand dollars more than women. However In New York men get paid around six thousand dollars more than women. It is wrong and unfair and most of the times even worse for women of color.

The Huffington post reports that African American women working full time, year round typically make only 63 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts. For Latinas this figure is only 54 cents, for Asian American women it is 85 cents, for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women it is 70 cents, and for Native American women it is 58 cents. Basically, the text is saying that women of color are being discriminated against the most.

80 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 20 percent? While the number has gone up one percentage point from 2014. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the earnings ratio hasn’t had significant annual change since 2007. The gap has narrowed since the 1970s, due to largely to women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate. Still, the pay gap does not appear likely to go away on its own. At the rate of change between 1960 and 2015, women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. Basically the text is saying that in 43 years that things will be finally equal.

National women's Law center explains that on average a the man make ten thousand dollars more than a women and that Three months’ supply of groceries is $1,943, Three months’ rent and utilities is $2,594, Three months’ child care payments is $2,364, Three months’ health insurance premiums is $1,178, Six months’ student loan payments is $1,998, and Nine tanks of gas is $393. In making this comment The National Women's Law Centers argues that it is a lot of money that can go towards something else and they have a lot of single mothers working and they could use that money for something important.

America today tend to believe that the cause of the wage gap is discrimination because it is most likely answer to the cause of this unexplained wage gap.There is no known reason for the wage gap but in conclusion the wage gap needs to be extinguished because it is not fair and equal to everyone.

Sincerely, G.D.