In Britain or the US, black women are struggling to overcome pay inequality. However, it’s not just a matter of throwing more cash at the problem

Black capitalism is coming and I can understand why. Monday was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day in the US. The most shocking figure that I plucked out of the mess of hashtags and outraged memes was that the average American man could go on holiday for seven months and still earn the same as the average African American woman who works all year. Grim.

Despite being one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, Serena Williams wrote an essay for Fortune magazine illustrating her thoughts on the matter. “Today isn’t about me. It’s about the other 24 million black women in America,” she wrote. “If I never picked up a tennis racket, I would be one of them; that is never lost on me.”

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