Forbes magazine provides the most recent evidence of the need for a more inclusive conversation among white feminists and women of color: In addressing reasons why 2013 wasn’t a good year for Millennial women, Forbes made the point that women are closing the gender wage gap with male counterparts but failed to include the fact that black and Latina women make 64 cents and 55 cents, respectively, to every white male dollar earned.
This raises many questions such as: “Well, who exactly is closer to reaching the wage gap?” And “Are white feminists so set in their goal to be equal in one instance, they would be complacent about the outcomes of their sisters of color? This oversight makes me wonder whether white feminists even take the time to think about the ways in which their privilege reinforces systems of oppression.
(This is part of an article by JaLisa Jackson published in the online magazine The Chicago-Bureau. Click here to read the full article.)