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Black women are making strides in education

Call-to-action video claims black women are undervalued

There’s a video floating around Facebook that caught our attention.

In just 1 minute and 2 seconds, it describes the concept that black women are the most-educated, but the most-underpaid, demographic. The video was posted by the media company, ATTN:.

It claims that “in 2015, black women became America’s most-educated group,” a message the company wants its followers to pass along.

ATTN: asked viewers to share the video.

“Share this video if you think it’s time to stop undervaluing our most-educated group.”

It goes on to reveal that “on average, black women are paid about $20,000 less than white men.”

According to an article posted by the American Association of University Women in 2015, “Black women were paid 63 percent of what non-Hispanic white men were paid in 2014. That means it takes the typical black woman nearly seven extra months to be paid what the average white man took home back on December 31.”

But the disparaging claims have not stopped black women from rising above them. More black women are entering into professional positions despite being underpaid and are expected to continue the trend.

Kelley Evans is a digital producer at Andscape. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic Southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.