Half of Black women reported experiencing gender discrimination in salary or job promotions, according to a new survey.

The “Experiences and Views of American Women” report — released this month as part of a “Discrimination in America” collaborative series by National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University — examines how U.S. women are subjected to discrimination.

The data, compiled from more than 3,400 women during the first six months of 2017, was also broken down by race.

Some other findings of the report:

Among White women, 41 percent reported gender discrimination.

Approximately 40 percent of Black women said they were subjected to gender discrimination during the job hiring practice, compared to 30 percent of White women.

Approximately 27 percent of Black women reported gender discrimination in housing, compared to 14 percent for White women.

Nearly a quarter of Black women reported gender discrimination in dealings with police. This was twice the percentage for White women.

Some 42 percent of White women reported that they had been sexually harassed, compared to 35 percent of Black women.

Click here to view the full report: https://www.npr.org/assets/news/2017/12/discriminationpoll-women.pdf

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