for comparable work
is an interesting ideal
Too bad it will never happen in real life. Even white males don't get paid equally for comparable work.
I make ten bucks an hour. Yeah, that's nice, but not that nice. A contractor who did what I did would make a lot more than this for doing the same work I do. Why?
Cuz I am uneducated and unreferred. I haven't gotten through high school yet, and I've not had previous jobs. So they pay me less than usual.
Not to say that I endorse paying women/minorities less than men. Just demonstrating that taking phrases out of context is silly.