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Less Pay For Dark Skinned Women, Says Viola Davis

Written by: Monojit M

Celebrated actress Viola Davis, who won an Emmy Award last year and broke the colour barrier existing in Hollywood, reveals that there is a huge difference of pay between dark-skinned women and that of the Caucasian women.

How to Get Away with Murder actress Davis, who won the Emmy as the first African-American in a Drama Series, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress, feels the problem could be solved only by taking the matter to public and letting everyone know.

Viola Davis

"Even when Caucasian women talk about pay and how we definitely are not paid the way men are paid, it's just completely, absolutely the truth, and we should (talk about that)." She said.

"You have people like Robin Wright, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep, and just a number of women out there who are equally as talented and equally as important in the narrative, and what they're paid, should reflect that," Davis added.

She also said that "I would add to that, that women of colour don't even get paid even half of what Caucasian women are paid. There needs to be an awareness that we're just there, that our presence is there, that we put in the work."

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