Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses this question, and, of course, the answer is that the pay gap affects all women; but it doesn’t affect all women equally. Race/ethnicity has always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the pay gap. In 2012, Asian American and white women had higher weekly earnings than African American and Hispanic or Latina women, and the pattern was similar for men of these groups. The gender pay gap was smallest between African American and Hispanic or Latina/o women and men, but compared with white men (the largest group in the workforce), black and Hispanic or Latina women fare poorly. Hispanic or Latina women are paid 88 percent of what their male counterparts are paid, but only 59 percent of what white men are paid . The gap is smallest between African American women and men: African American women are paid 90 percent of what African American men are paid, but just 68 percent of what white men are paid.