ms_mmelissa (ms_mmelissa) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Serena Williams writes op-ed for black women's equal pay day


  • Talks about how black women only make 63 cents for every dollar white men make

  • She faced prejudice growing up and people told her she wouldn't make it because she was a black woman

  • Thinks the current biggest obstacle towards getting equal pay is the lack of awareness

  • Black women: Be fearless. Speak out for equal pay. Every time you do, you’re making it a little easier for a woman behind you. Most of all, know that you’re worth it. It can take a long time to realize that. It took me a long time to realize it. But we are all worth it. I’ve long said, “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.”

Tags: black celebrities, serena / venus williams, sports / athletes
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