‘Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Issa Rae Sends Up Wage Inequality in New Short

By Sameer Rao Oct 30, 2015

Issa Rae’s hilarious "Awkward Black Girl" series satirized office politics, job dissatisfaction and so much more of what’s wrong with corporate America. 

Now, through her work with the Make It Work campaign, she’s tackling one of the business world’s most endemic problems: pay inequality. Her funny new short illustrates America’s persistent wage inequality between men and women.

Starring Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls") and Gabriel Mann ("Revenge") as professionals teaching children about the "virtues" of the corporate world, the short destroys the backwards logic of wage inequality and the misogynistic culture that supports it. 

Check out the short above. Rae also encourages people to start a public conversation about equal pay with the hashtag #PayGapWTF

(H/t The Root)