In 19 of the 32 states with sufficient data, Native women are paid at least $20K less per year than white men
By: Special to the Capital-Star, Photo Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research
By Shaun Griswold
Historic inequality for Native American women is still present in economic earnings, according to a report released this week by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
Native American women are not receiving their worth from employers for their work. And it’s historically bad. “During the last decade, the gender earnings gap for Native women and white men has not improved,” researchers concluded.
Nationally, Native American women receive 60 cents for every dollar a white man makes. New Mexico was highlighted by the report for being the worst in the nation for income inequality for Native American women. White men in the state make $58,153 on a median scale. By the same metric, Native American women make $30,000, That’s a 51.6 percent gap.