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Friday, June 15, 2018

Women Of Color In Academe Make 67 Cents For Every Dollar Paid To White Men

Chronicle of Higher Education, Women of Color in Academe Make 67 Cents for Every Dollar Paid to White Men:

Women of color earn only 67 cents on the dollar compared with white men in the higher-education work force, according to a recently released research brief from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, or CUPA-HR.


Specifically, the brief found that women of color are underrepresented in academe, compared with their representation in the U.S. population at large — especially in more lucrative faculty, professional, and administrative roles, versus lower-paying staff positions. And in three out of four job types (professional, staff, and faculty) women of color are paid less than white men, men of color, and white women.

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Okay, so possibly bias. Or type of job? Or tenure? Or subject area expertise (e.g., "lucrative" positions? This is the kind of nonsense reporting that helps nothing and stirs controversy for the sake of stirring controversy.

Posted by: ruralcounsel | Jun 15, 2018 4:04:58 AM

Has this study controlled for seniority within positions, hours worked (including OT), the differences in pay scale between more and less prestigious institutions and public vs private, and many other factors that might impact pay?

My guess is a resounding no, just like the infamous female wage gap that goes down to about 5% (and in some cases disappears) when you control for factors like the one above.

Posted by: Todd | Jun 15, 2018 10:39:30 AM

There's a legitimate issue here, but without knowing more (as the previous comments suggest), it's hard to know how significant this point is.

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Jun 16, 2018 3:50:23 AM

This does not seem to be controlled for time since hire. Completely invalid if not done.

Posted by: MJMJ | Jun 16, 2018 7:25:52 AM

Are we really asking about equality of outcome? Are we really that stupid?

Posted by: Denver | Jun 16, 2018 7:34:10 AM

"Compared with their representation in the U.S. population at large"??? If that's your criterion, then take a look at high school graduation rates for women of color and you'll see that they are again "under-represented". When you're in a world where "Affirmative Action" is used to artificially raise the number of people who are qualified for higher education, all your stats become meaningless.

Posted by: Mike Sigman | Jun 16, 2018 7:37:15 AM

Statistics for (and probably by) the innumerate.

Posted by: Jorge McKie | Jun 16, 2018 7:51:27 AM

Easy! Affirmative Action needed just like with college admissions. But call it something else! Same for tenured faculty, professors, administrators! Fire whitey and replace with color , illegal immigrants and Muslims!

Posted by: Moron | Jun 16, 2018 8:50:15 AM

It sounds really tedious to say "women/people of color" followed by "white men/people". Either say "colored women/people" or "men/people of lack of color". I know, I know, you are not allowed to say "colored people" by the people who say "people of color". At least the article avoids saying "he or she" and "him or her". Liberal academics have butchered the King's English.

Posted by: Elmer Jones | Jun 16, 2018 9:03:08 AM

How shocking.

Why are leftist-controlled institutions always such hotbeds of sexism and rape culture?

// apologies to Glenn Reynolds

Posted by: R.C. | Jun 16, 2018 9:32:58 AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education report on this little data visualization exercise is embarrassingly bad; I can understand why they don't allow comments on their web site.

Posted by: David D | Jun 16, 2018 10:03:37 AM

Wow, it sounds like leftist academia is much more sexist and racist than the country as a whole! That means if we correct leftist academia, we could make some needed change for the American people.

Posted by: SallyMJ | Jun 16, 2018 5:07:56 PM