Black women used to make more than white women conditional on educational attainment! pic.twitter.com/eQy8SVOZqa
— Random Critical Analysis (@RCAFDM) March 21, 2018
The triumph of feminism in the 1970s and 1980s was a triumph of white privilege, apparently.
For example, in 1970 the average youngish (age 31-37) black woman with four years of college (grey line) had a personal income of 206% (i.e., 106% higher) of the average white woman with four years of college. By 2000, however, that black advantaged had fallen to merely 102% (2% higher). By 2016, black women with 4 years of college were earning 88% (12% lower) than white women with the same educational credential.
Black women in 1960 and 1970 had higher average incomes than white women with the same educational level, probably because so many more white women were stay-at-home-moms.
This is relevant to my new Taki’s column on misinterpretations of Raj Chetty’s latest research.