Equal Pay & Close the Wage Gap
- Despite the myth that AAPI communities have universally achieved economic and professional success in the United States, AAPI communities do actually face economic hardship and gender discrimination in the workplace.
- The “model minority myth” has rendered AAPI women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people nearly invisible in existing wage gap analysis and policy. Additionally, factors such as nationality and immigration status are often disregarded in mainstream conversations about the wage gap.
- While it is important to examine the broad impact of race and gender on wage disparities, the AAPI community is not a monolithic group. AAPIs encompass more than 50 different ethnic groups and more than 100 different languages and dialects. The wage gap is detrimental to the autonomy and advancement of AAPI women, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities.
- As such, the fight for gender and racial justice for the AAPI community consistently includes combating the invisibility that exists both outside and within our communities.
>> Learn More
- Fighting Invisibility, Closing the Wage Gap: An Equal Pay Agenda for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (NAPAWF’s comprehensive report on the wage gap!)
- Achieving Pay Equity for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Fact Sheet, March 2017)
- Asian American Women Are Also Angry… and Underpaid (NAPAWF & Angry Asian Man, March 2017)
>> Let’s get social on Asian American Equal Pay Day!
Take on social media and spread awareness about the full story about the AAPI community and equal pay. (Click here for a simple guide on how you can join the conversation!)
>> Different ethnicities within the AAPI community experience wage disparities. (Data as of March 2017)