Taraji has a right to speak out about her experience. We need to learn to sit with honesty in America. Too often , conversations get drowned out because we have propaganda that props up false positivity. We need to encourage more people to be transparent about their salaries and their struggles. We need more legislation that supports workers and holds industries accountable for blatantly racist pay grades. Taraji is a Hollywood actor but her words could be echoed by any Black teacher, Black doctor, Black nurse or even Black Amazon worker. In America, it is standard to pay Black people less than white people. It is expected truthfully.