Black Women in Cook County Make 61 Cents on the Dollar When Compared to White Men

Megan Cottrell, Chicago Now, January 25, 2013

The National Partnership for Women and Families recently released a report on the wage gap for African-American women in the U.S. We took a look at state and local data to see how big of a gap there is between a white man and a black woman’s median yearly income nationwide, statewide and in Cook County. Here’s what we found:



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  • Some Guy

    It’s racist when a low-skilled uneducated black woman who works at McDonalds doesn’t make as much as a White college male grad with a PHD.

  • ed91

    that’s outrageous.
    why are they paying black women who do little or nothing except add
    to the atmosphere?

    • “…do little or nothing except add to the atmosphere?”

      I’ve never heard flatulating expressed so euphemistically.

  • Now we know that the driving “force” behind the “gender pay gap” is really a race gap. Notice they compare WM to BF, not BM to BF or WM to WF.

    • George

      That’s because in many categories, black women out-earn black men.

      This poster, however, plays on the usual liberal assumptions that men are
      paid more than women, and whites more than blacks. Not true, when the
      work is of equal value, but the myth persists nonetheless.

      • dukem1

        People get paid IAW the value they add. …

        • There are very few black women that add any value to anything in Cook County.

          As for women in general, if there is not a strict pay schedule, they are probably making a couple thousand more a year for the same job to ward off the eventual lawsuit.

  • falsedawn

    Black Women in Cook County Make 61 Cents on the Dollar When Compared to White Men,
    They make that much???

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Astounding but true. Probably the result of AA.

    • OlderWoman

      You mean they actually work?

  • Another issue:

    “A black woman’s pay check”

    Is it really fair to call SSI/crazy check a “pay” check?

  • WmarkW

    I missed the part about “Black Women: You can Improve Your Skills at…”

  • The__Bobster

    Wow, they cherry pick data almost as egregiously as the warmer crowd. A lot of White female-headed households are also in poverty. The solution to the problem is marriage.

    • Sandy

      My own husband left and is living with another woman…but he’s finding out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Yes, I’ll take him back. I still love him and our son needs his father.
      But that’s why I’m in that situation.

      • Tom_in_Miami

        I hope your husband does indeed find that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and you are able to repair your relationship and get on with life. You’re right about your son needing his father, so kudos to you for thinking of him first. Thanks for sharing and also for being part of AmRen.

    • World_War_Me

      That sounds awesome, bobster. I’m single and looking! Was that a proposal?

  • OlderWoman

    Considering their income comes from spreading their legs for any man who’ll have them.

  • OlderWoman
  • MekongDelta69

    All of us chip in so these low IQ black women can get even that 61 cents worth of EBT.

    I don’t make anything close to what NoBama is worth. Does that mean I’m ‘being held back’ and ‘oppressed’?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      No, it means you are being robbed.

      • Gercarson

        Do you qualify for “Earned Income Credit” for all your children? If not, you are missing out on the legalized redistribution of wealth/reparation.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I only have one.

        • When the GOP amnesties tens of millions of illegal cholos, the American taxpayer is going to be paying for a whole lot more EITC’s.

          How’s that republican party working out for you, my fellow conservatives?

  • Some dude

    It’s funny this site has advertising for interracial dating. “Like Asian girls?” Well, yes I do! Lol, so hypocritical!

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      I don’t think this site chooses the ads that appear here. They are selected more or less randomly by computer algorithm.

      • Ads are chosen to be displayed based on cookies or malware existing on the surfer’s computer.

    • I’m sure that’s the third party banner ad, which, of course, draws from the user’s own computer’s cookies. Remember what they say about stones and glass houses.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        My thought was “heck yes”, but my Asian wife is a bit territorial in these respects.

        • Sherman_McCoy

          As is my Russian wife. I keep up on news in the ex-USSR, and for that reason, I always get Russian Women dating ads, which my wife doesn’t particularly like.

          I haven’t seen one as gorgeous as Mrs. McCoy, so she need not worry.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            The smile a woman saves for the man she loves is an amazing thing, yes? It lights up her whole face.

        • Whites Only

          You’re a regular preaching White hegemony on Amren while having an Asian wife ? That makes perfect sense. Thanks for your “help” !

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I am 3/16 Amerind: northeastern woodlands. Perhaps I should walk back to Siberia? My marriage makes sense to me because nobody like you would want me to marry a white woman, especially not your sister. I know exactly what I am, 79 US and foreign patents and all. Don’t you think it’s been hammered into me hard enough? I am also Scottish, Irish, Welsh and German, and I am bright enough to understand the situation. Making enemies is very easy for me, but I don’t want it anymore. I have asked this question before: which side would you like me on?

      • World_War_Me

        Oooooh, snap! Good one, Mod

    • Sherman_McCoy

      That is why you get the ads. You have obviously been on a website that has something to do with Asian women. It could be something as simple as browsing through pictures of the Asian contestants for Miss Universe. In any case, the ad companies have used your own history to choose the ads you get.

      • OlderWoman

        I’ve not been on any sites pertaining to Asian women. Yet I received that ad.
        The ad that annoys me is the one proclaiming I’ve won something for being the 100,000th visitor to the site. Its flickering is what makes it annoying. I don’t go to gambling sites. Why do I receive this?

        • Somehow, the algorithm comes to the decision that those kids of ads are relevant to you. Unless you cleared your browser cookies, in which case it has nothing to go on, so it plops ads randomly to you.

      • I frequently get New York Times subscription service ads. Their screwy algorithm must have me confused with John Engelman. Clicking any five AR stories at random right now, the banner ads I get are: TiVo, H&R Block, Marwick (KPMG), New York Times subscription, Overstock.

    • You need to learn that you are a Douche bag.

  • bigone4u

    Black woman: You fired me cuz I is black.
    White male: No, we hired you because you were black. We fired you because you’re worhless.

    • Ed_NY

      In NY the White male respone would be: I wish we could fire you because you are worthless but we can’t because you’re black. With that in mind we must promote you because you are a worthless, uneducated, functionally illiterate black!

      • OlderWoman

        That would be grounds for lawsuits.

    • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading


    • 48224

      Wasn’t there just a story o Amren that black folks with equal college educations actually make MORE than whites……and even more so if they work for the government? Pretty sure I read that here.

  • So CAL Snowman

    White men work so that their salaries can be taxed to pay for Shaniqua’s useless “make work” government job, and they have the gall to complain that she doesn’t make as much?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    The racial grievance industry continues to work overtime so that Shaneequa can feel even more justified in hating whites and in raising her children to be pimps, drug dealers, car thieves, muggers and burglars.

  • kjh64

    You have to look at qualifications. Black women are less likely than White men to graduate from high school and college despite the fact that the government will give all the help it can to Blacks for their education. Black women are more likely to be single parents, have kids out of wedlock and recieve income from welfare, which is averaged into these figures.

  • APaige

    Dem Ho beez over payed

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I particularly liked the fecal spot used to “highlight” the factoid that half of black female-headed households have children living in poverty (lower right). Since I have actually had sex with women, I know precisely how they get pregnant. This is another anectdotal personal tale, so a few of my detractors might want to take a hike.

    I, Michael Christopher Scott (d.o.b. 4/12/1966) do not give a rip how much dem black wimmens be makin at der gubmint makework fake “jobs”. I was not responsible for their pregnancies. If you are black and female and pregnant, I am not your “baby daddy”. Get an abortion.

    I (see identity above) absolutely refuse to work to pay taxes to feed you and your moronic child.

    • Daisy

      Has anyone noticed that it’s always the women who absolutely refuse to get an abortion who miraculously find themselves with an ‘unwanted’ pregnancy? That applies to white women mostly, I don’t know much about black women’s stats in that regard. I think the state should take away any child after the first in situations where the mother cannot support it. Friends who work in inner cities have noted a trend where black women purposely ‘disable’ their fetuses to collect more money from the state. Orthodox jews are also known for populating the planet with jewish kids on the government’s dime, and sometimes of grossly exaggerating or creating their children’s ‘disabilities’ to get more cash.

      • Daisy

        Oh and I saw on Dr. Phil a few years back that some men’s rights group is advocating for a policy or law that requires pregnant women to get signed consent by maybe the second trimester from the fetus’ father for the courts to hold him financially responsible for it. Without that, he cannot be civilly adjudicated. Birth control all throughout the process is a two-way street.

        • OlderWoman

          It is not merely a FETUS…it’s a live baby…a viable life. I gather you don’t respect the unborn’s right to life.

          • Daisy

            Well the difference between a fetus and live baby is that a fetus can’t live on its own. I don’t feel it’s my right to tell a woman what to do with her body and as long as the fetus can’t live without being attached to hers, it’s not my issue. The female body spontaneously aborts fetuses all the time; it’s called a miscarriage. I can’t play god and invade some woman’s privacy. But please when arguing pro-‘life’ take into consideration that ‘abortions’ happen all the time after conception.

          • Realistically

            “Well the difference between a fetus and live baby is that a fetus can’t live on its own.”

            A born baby can’t live on its own either. Without someone to feed it, a baby can survive for three days only.

          • Daisy

            The baby doesn’t have to be attached by an umbilical cord to a woman’s body to be fed and live. Should we criminalize women who have spontaneous abortions, ie miscarriages? That happen all the time in the first trimester.

          • Realistically

            There is a difference between unintended death from miscarriage, illness or accidents, and intended ending of a life by intervention, called abortion before birth and murder after birth. Not all born children survive to grow up either, but that does not mean we are free to dispose of babies, toddlers and children as we wish.

            I want the pro-choice crowd to see that abortion is the deliberate ending of life, the removal of a (potential) individual that otherwise would have a fair chance of getting born and growing up. Don’t be in denial about what abortion actually is. If you can admit you are killing your offspring and still feel fine, go ahead to the abortion clinic, but don’t lie to yourself about what you are doing.

            Infanticide, by the way, is still used as an abortion of sorts in 3rd world countries. For the child I guess it doesn’t make much diference if it happens in the womb or out in daylight. The result is the same.

          • Daisy

            You conflate abortion with ‘murder after birth.’ I don’t get that. Your principle seems to be that to terminate a fetus after conception is this horrible act yet female bodies terminate fetuses all the time after conception.

            The pro-choice vs. pro-life argument is endless. I’m less interested in promoting abortion or banning it than I am in avoiding irresponsible pregnancies.

          • ed91

            I don’t believe anything is being conflated here.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I am not completely certain of anyone’s “right” to life, and some days I wish I had never been born. When a good friend died in a car accident, I wished it had been me. Lots of people are alive only because it is illegal for me to kill them.

            Since there’s no shortage of unwanted people on the planet, such as convicted federal felons on the Terrorist Watch List I must remain pro abortion and pro death penalty.

          • Tired of egomaniacs

            “some days I wish I had never been born…Lots of people are alive only because it is illegal for me to kill them”

            Good God, could you be even more pathetic in public ?

            Go see a shrink already.

          • Tired of egomaniacs

            PS: I would recommend American Renaissance to be weary of such unstable
            people like Michael C. Scott posting here regularly considering their
            potential risk of destroying this website’s reputation. He keeps
            bringing up his disturbing criminal past and obvious mental issues almost every single time. We sure don’t need this
            type of publicity to our cause.

            If you want confirmation from someone else, you can read all about it here:


          • Daisy

            Okay, I’m calling out the moderator here. I’ve never done that except to inquire about technical issues, and I’ve taken a lot of heat at times, but your need to somehow ‘out’ someone (who’s already outed himself it seems to me) and try to publicly…what?…teach someone a lesson for posting on here…is outrageous. If you don’t like it, then post your dissent, or speak to the moderator privately, but attempting to somehow use this website to publicly shame someone seems pretty low brow and scurrilous to me, not to mention site-sabotaging.

            Is this how AmRen wants to deal with internecine issues? And you’re expecting people to actually go to your conference with a bunch of anti-white ‘watchdog’ organizations patrolling around? Please moderators try to take the professional high road here. I was brought by a friend who donates regularly and yet has noticed that the tenor has become so uncivil and even dangerous that he won’t comment. I’ll be giving him confirmation that I won’t be accepting his offer to join him in Tennessee. In fact, I’ll make sure he doesn’t go.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Since you seem to be angry at everything I say, the answer to your own question is an unequivocal “yes”.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I’m lukewarm on that idea. A man does have freedom of choice; our choice is to abstain.

          • Daisy

            Abstain from what? Sex? I guess that’s one option. Unfortunately more men can exercise that choice freely than women.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I suppose you mean rape, but with abortion legal, that isn’t really a problem, is it?. If your religion says you have to bear the mulatto offspring of a rape, don’t expect me to pay to raise the stupid brat. Go see your priest for the money.

          • Daisy

            I’m not religious. I just didn’t understand what you were abstaining from. My point in bringing up the men’s rights group vis a vis paying for a child was that the state should have the same right to ‘opt out’ of paying for children it didn’t want or intentionally conceive. But instead of relying on abortion to solve this problem, I think that fewer women will purposely allow themselves to get pregnant when they cannot extort money out of men or state.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I was abstaining not only from sex, but from relationships. In my younger years, love was always a complete disaster for me. Remember the old Marx Brothers bit where a patient says “Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I do this!” and the doctor says “Then don’t do that.” It was exactly that way for me. It wasn’t just one of them; they ALL hurt me.

            Eventually I was OK with the idea of falling in love again, but by then it was 15 years later, I was a convicted federal felon on the Terrorist Watch List, and I had been reduced from being the best chemist in the world in my field to making sandwiches at Subway and then delivering pizza. Not exactly a “catch”.

            Love is wonderful, but if there is such a thing as male liberation, that was when I decided I didn’t need it.

          • Tired of egomaniacs on AR

            Nobody cares about your sex life and criminal record here, Mr. “the best chemist in the world in my field” (please !).

            This article is about the erroneous claim that black women deserve as much pay than more qualified White men, and this website is about the survival of the White race as a whole, NOT whining about your failures.

            There are professional therapists, health clinics and community centers out there…

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Swords tomorrow morning sir? I have had altogether enough of your mouth. I didn’t smart off to you, and you had best either cowboy up or shut up.

      • ed91

        No, I have not noticed that. I have however, noticed that you have trollish tendencies.

    • ed91

      Wow, that’s pretty good. Reminds me of your uncle. No, not Sam, George C. Scott.

    • Get over yourself

      Still can see the forest for his own tree…

      Sorry, but there’s nothing much “grown-up” talking about yourself constantly off topic, “Michael Christopher Scott”, and you incidentally don’t sound much different than the average black woman. This website wasn’t created to be hijacked by egomaniacs (i.e. John Engleman) with nothing more to contribute than their irrelevant personal taste and life stories ad nauseam. Especially when you already revealed being married to a non-White when nobody asked you.

      Anecdotal personal tales are fine when they pertain to the subject at hand, otherwise one indeed sounds like a self-absorbed old child desperate for approval.

      Get your own blog already or take a hike if you don’t like to be rightfully detracted.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Like your own pathological obsession with me on this thread?

        I must wonder who is next when you decide we must all be in lockstep. The point to this forum is – I believe, argument – and no, I don’t need your approval, precisely because I am a lot smarter than you are.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    I’ve worked in public sector jobs as the token white male who did all the work (because I foolishly gave a darn) and actually had a clue (because I foolishly paid attention). As such I observed blacks and other minorities up close, their work ethics and competence. $.61 on the dollar is $.60 more than they deserved. The race card was liberally used as a “get out of work free” card. Gov’t work truly employs the unemployable.

    • I’ve had the same experience you have had. If we cotributed to the work effort as much as the negroes do, society would collapse and we woud all starve.

      • Ed_NY

        As a retired NY civil servent, my experience and thoughts reflect yours exactly.

    • OlderWoman

      I’ve worked as the only white at a black corporation. The blacks held degrees from Tennessee State Univ. but were incompetent. They stole from the government grant. The company was broke and out of business in a year.

  • My dog is smarter than a black woman. Works harder, as well.

  • Alexandra

    When you take maternity leave of course you’re not making as much.

  • jay11

    Can you say: Communism?
    And why don’t they compare the black woman to an ASIAN man in the same city? Or a LAtino Man? or a Black Man? Why not? Why not? Why Not?

  • Ed_NY

    Black women are worthless and not even worth 61 cents an hour. They are nothing but a drain on Whites and contribute to the continuing decline of our economy.

  • bubo

    Funny, most of what money they do “make” goes to status items. I see more black women driving Mercedes than anyone else. Just look at the parking lot of any elementary school or Post office.

    • IstvanIN

      I can never figure out why any white person, aside from the fact that they aren’t American, would drive a Mercedes or Lexis, pure ghetto cruisers.

      • And the hot clothing item now is anything with “The North Face” stitched on it.

      • OlderWoman

        I’ve seen them drive Hummers.

      • Sherman_McCoy

        Lot’s of older folks buy the bigger Benzes here in Germany. I prefer BMW’s myself, but then, I’m not yet in my 60’s.

    • HamletsGhost

      Once, while putting gas into my rental Hyundai, a black dude drove up to the other side of the pump island in his late model Mercedes. I saw him open his gas cap and paid him little heed till he calls to me. “Excuse me sir, I was wondering if you could help me out?” WTF? This clown drives a nicer car than mine, and he wants ME to pay for his gas? I blew him off with a curt “NO”. He puts the gas cap back on and drives away to find a sucker somewhere else.

  • aj

    I can’t find anything which says they are comparing the same job, it seems they are just comparing all white male’s paychecks to all black female’s paychecks. The White guys could all be engineers and doctors and the black female paychecks could all be McDonalds cashiers for all I know.

    It seems to be implying all jobs should pay the same. Some worthless black female government employee with a high school diploma should make the same as some lawyer who works 80 hours a week.

    • “It seems to be implying…”

      The feminists have been pounding the table for that for years. The official bureaucratic name is “comparable worth.” I happen to think it’s all a convenient ploy to pay (white) men less, not pay women more.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Feminists always compare total male income nationwide with total female income nationwide. They never bother to think about the fact that men usually work more physically demanding or dangerous jobs, as well as the fact that they work more overtime and are more likely to work full-time as opposed to part-time.

      Always ignore any ‘statistic’ that comes out of a feminist’s mouth. It was usually gotten through this type of trickery.

  • refocus

    Don’t you guys get it?

    The disparity in incomes is racist !!

  • Marvin

    I wonder what black-owned business revenues are compared to white.

    • Howard W. Campbell

      Drug dealers and other similar businesses tend not to report income to the government, so that would be hard to compare. The best thing I can think of for comparing apples to apples would be to compare white and black owned funeral parlors and barbershops.I’m not aware of our duskier brethren owning too many Fortune 500 companies.

  • LHathaway

    could they not do something as simple as comparing the hours worked?

  • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

    The stupidest thing any business owner could ever do is hire an American black woman.

    • shattered2012

      They are prevalent in the armed forces and every one of them is a lifer. Imagine joining the military to serve your country and having that translate all day long to being bossed around by bossy tuded up black women. That’s all young men have to look forward to anymore if they join the service. If they got what it takes, best to just the French Foreign Legion instead.

  • Sloppo

    I think those poor downtrodden Bantu women should get together and start a company that designs and builds fine high-tech sports cars and refuse to hire any employees who are not Bantu and female and they should also refuse to use any non-Bantu-woman-inspired technology. And as person who is neither Bantu or female, I’m pretty sure that I would be willing to punish myself by never allowing myself to own one of those fine vehicles.

  • Luca

    Shocking discovery, headlines read:
    “Black Janitors in Cook County Make Only 21 Cents on the Dollar When Compared to White Oncologists.”
    They want you to assume racism and the sad news is 50% will jump to that conclusion.

  • Unperson

    I don’t have the citation handy, but AR has reported once or more about how black women’s lifetime savings, “their personal worth”, averages around $5. (This is not a typo.) By contrast, the average white has thousands socked away, and often thousands more in equity, etc.

    So my question is not “Why are black women paid so little?”, but rather, “If black women are making 60% of what whites make, why do they have a personal worth so low that it’s in the SINGLE DIGITS? Where’s all their money going? Why can’t they save anything? Why don’t they ever invest in anything? Why don’t they ever start small businesses of their own? Why are they so bad with money?”

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I suspect I can explain this.

      Once some people have money, they stop being thrifty. One of my best friends of over 30 years wouldn’t listen to me, and now his house is in foreclosure. He decided he needed a new car just as soon as each previous vehicle was paid off. His family “needed” every new gadget, and he and his family ate out as often as they could. He forgot how to be poor, and when he was staying here after his last divorce in 2006, I tried to teach him some of the finer points of merciless scrounging and eating cheap.

      They spend money on expensive toys and eating out.

      I left my ladies at home for a while Saturday afternoon, and walked to the library. We’re down to one running car and no printer, which means I had to print car insurance proof at the library and then walk back. With no ice on sidewalks, I made good work double-timing the march. Being caught without proof of car insurance is probably expensive, so I always hoof it.

      Wealth is never, ever about what salary one takes home. How one spends it is everything.

      For balancing a household budget – because this is the “bread & butter” of this here discussion – stop eating out. Stop smoking. Turn the heat down or the air conditioning off. Wear your old clothes on weekends. Grow vegetables every summer and autumn. Repair things instead of replacing them. If you do these things, you’ll be “rich” like I am, instead of “poor” like black women, and you’ll get through.

      As an aside, does anyone who wears hair extensions while shopping with an EBT card deserve any sympathy?

  • Gereng

    I can NOT believe how utterly ridiculous this kind of racist twaddle is. Why not compare salaries or wages as related to levels of competence, reliability, education, skills acquisition, and productivity. Might not that be a better way of measuring income equity? Jesus Christ! What a mess we have got ourselves into in this nation.

  • SWM losing 40+% to taxes

    As a White Male who has worked in Information Technology for over half a decade, I can assure you that I never have (and probably never will) see a black female in any Information Technology role let alone a respectable one.