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Reported Pay Gap For Minorities In Retail Stokes Wage Debate


When it comes to U.S. retail workers, a new study finds there's a significant wage gap.

According to public policy organization Demos and the NAACP, black and Latino workers are paid less than their white counterparts. (Video via Voice of America)

How much less? Well, as full-time retail salespeople, black and Latino employees make 75 percent of the wages of their white co-workers. For cashiers, minorities make about 90 percent of the wages of their white peers.

The study's authors write: "People of color are overrepresented in the positions with the lowest pay and the least stability and underrepresented in management positions. ... Black and Latino retail workers are significantly more likely than White workers to be employed part time when they want full-time hours."