[T]he wage gaps for women of color are substantially wider than for women overall: women overall working full time, year round typically make only 77 percent of what their male counterparts make – for African-American women compared to white, non-Hispanic men this figure is 64 cents – and for Hispanic women it's only 54 cents.And yes, part of the reason for women's lower earnings is that, as people dismissing equal pay concerns often point out, women tend to be in lower-paid occupations than men. But by what contortion of logic does the fact that the lowest-paid occupations are overwhelmingly dominated by women show that discrimination is not real? Doesn't it in fact show that discrimination is a much bigger and more pervasive force than a couple thousand asshole bosses intentionally paying women less than men? (Though those bosses are certainly out there, as Lilly Ledbetter could tell you.)
That means Equal Pay Day for African-American women comes in July. For Hispanic women it isn't until November.
The final answers to equal pay are bigger than cracking down on overt discrimination. But we sure aren't going to get anywhere as long as discrimination remains illegal, but nearly impossible to discover and only weakly punished.