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United States: Immigrant women have higher incomes than white men

Statistics recently released by the US Department of Labor undermine claims by leftists that minority groups are disadvantaged.

Published: December 27, 2020, 7:24 am

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    Unwittingly, the US executive has probably smashed two notions most cherished by the “victimized” left: the “patriarchal society” and “white privilege”. According to figures from the US Department of Labor for the third quarter of 2020, several categories of the population of the United States earn more money each week than white men, reported the Canadian online magazine Quillette.

    This is the case for Asian women, who earned $1 224 on average weekly in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $1 122 for white men.

    At the same time, official data also showed that the median full-time annual earnings of female American workers of Palestinian, Iranian and Turkish descent are higher than those of white American women. The same figures showed that American workers of Turkish and Iranian descent had higher incomes than white men.

    Unlike many European countries, the United States allows racial or ethnic categories in the census questionnaire submitted every ten years to the population of the country. The last census dates from 2020.

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