This week the U.S. Census released new numbers on the gender and racial pay gap. The recent release serves as a stark reminder that even 55 years after the Equal Pay Act passed, the pay gap is a persistent issue. Though the disparity has narrowed since the law passed in 1963, improvements have stalled over the last two decades. Women’s pay is stagnating at 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. Worse yet, the pay gap for most women of color widened as compared to last year. Link to the article from AAUW (American Association of University Women).