Part 1: Bibliographic Entry
Thelilynews. “Latinas Are Still the Lowest Paid Group in the U.S. Experts Have Tips for Combating the Inequity.” Https://Www.thelily.com, The Lily, 20 Oct. 2021, https://www.thelily.com/latinas-are-still-the-lowest-paid-group-in-the-us-experts-have-tips-for-combating-the-inequity/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wp_main&crl8_id=d93fb90c-d380-4db6-9508-5850882bf55c.
Part 2: Terminology/Keywords
Less economic security
lack of opportunity
lack of representation
obstacle is opportunity
Part 3: Precis
The article written by Ingrid Cruz reveals the ugly truth of how Latinas suffer from a wage gap. This article provides statistics to highlight the inequities Latinas face. For example, the article states “on average, nearly 22 months to earn what White men did in 12 months.” The author, Ingrid Cruz also mentions other struggles in the workforce that Latinas face and tips on how we can work together as a society to try to close the wage gap.
Part 4: Reflection
The reason why I chose this article was because of how it not only discusses the gender wage gap and the unequal pay women face, but it also reveals the unequal pay that women of color face in comparison to white women. This article mentions how Latina women are paid less than “White women, Asian women, Black women, and Indigenous women.” This article brings a new perspective to my research paper, revealing that the wage gap is not only fueled by gender discrimination but racial discrimination. Towards the end of the article, it gives the audience financial literacy tips such as “Talk about your salary,” “Remember your brilliance,” and “Hire fellow Latinas.” These steps educate the audience and how they can start the change to one day achieve equal pay for both men and women and how not to fall victim to unequal pay.
Part 5: Quotables
“Latinas had to work, on average, nearly 22 months to earn what White men did in 12 months because they typically make 57 cents for every dollar a White man makes.”
“Latinas are paid less than White women, Asian women, Black women and Indigenous women.”
“They (Latinos) were also less likely to have access to covid relief benefits, such as stimulus checks.”
“She explained that a majority of Latinas are in retail, hospitality and domestic services…these jobs often lack “opportunities for health insurance, good health benefits or paid leave benefits.”
“Latina directors don’t just grapple with equal pay; access is a major deterrent for them to simply be able to get their foot in the door.”
“The obstacle is opportunity, and opportunity comes hand-in-hand with experience.”