U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tweeted the following:
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day. Latinas, on average, earn 53 cents for every dollar a white man makes. That’s not right. We must continue to push for equal pay for equal work. #LatinaEqualPay
“Latinas, on average, earn 53 cents for every dollar a white man makes.”
Fact check: Mostly true.
An October 2018 news release by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that Hispanic women earn $621 in median weekly pay compared to white men’s $1,004. Doing the math, Latinas, on average, earned 62 cents for every dollar a white man makes.
Here we can see the median average weekly earnings of various racial groups by age.