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If we were honest about the gender pay gap, this is what the $10 bill would look like

Employed African-American women make an average of 64 cents to every dollar an employed man makes, according to research by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Employed African-American women make an average of 64 cents to every dollar an employed man makes, according to research by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
AAUW

Inspired by the new $10 bill campaign which will include the face of a woman on the bill, a video by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) reimagines Alexander Hamilton's bust as that of a Caucasian, African American, and Latina woman, including their average pay as compared to a white man's.

To create the new face of the $10, Alexander Hamilton's facial features are first contoured:

Credit: AAUW video

Hamilton is given longer hair, and the final aesthetic touches are mostly further definition, but that's not the end of the story.

Credit: AAUW video

AAUW made three $10 bills which show the average pay of three ethnic groups compared to a white man:

Credit: AAUW video

For example, Latinas make 54 percent of what a white man does in the same position:

Credit: AAUW

Credit: AAUW

Watch the full video, which is now my all-time favorite Youtube makeover video:

This project reminds me of the Spockification of Canada's seventh prime minister, Sir. Wilfrid Laurier.

Further reading on the gender pay gap

Did you know that the gender pay gap differs based on a variety of factors, including ethnic background? Read and share our Vox Card on the gender pay gap: