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There are also the racial disparities among retail employees to contend with. A report released in 2015 by Demos and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People found that “employment in the retail industry fails to meet the needs of the Black and Latino workforce and, as a result, perpetuates racial inequality.” Among other statistical findings, they concluded that black and Latino retail workers were underrepresented in supervisory roles, overrepresented in the lowest-paid positions, and that they are paid just 75 percent of the wages of white retail workers.