By Teo Octavia Saragi, Policy Communications Coordinator, Equal Rights Advocates

March 9 is #AAPIEqualPay Day — the approximate day in 2021 when the average Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman working full-time year round finally catches up to what the average white, non-Hispanic man earned in 2020.

Because AAPI women are paid only 85 cents on average for every dollar paid to white men, this means AAPI women must work a total of 15 months to earn what white men earn in just 12.

The gender wage gap varies greatly among AAPI women, including some of the widest gaps among…

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