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From an article on Salon by Renee Bracey Sherman

Yet whether the focus is on effort or impact we are often left out of today’s story. Despite the fact that black women consistently deliver pro-choice Democratic politicians (most recently New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe) while white women often split their votes with anti-choice Republican candidates, the post-election framing shows that “women” made the difference in the election, erasing our hard work and voices. Pundits like to cite that the wage gap for women is 77 cents to a man’s dollar, but forget to note that it’s 64 cents for black women and 55 cents for Latinas. Ignoring this income gap while the government is simultaneously cutting food assistance and access to family planning methods erases actions that hurt women of color most.


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