Explore infographics and interactive visualizations that illustrate racial inequities in the United States.
19.5%Percentage of Black people who lived below the poverty line in 2020
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About This Project
Racial data is important for illustrating, addressing and eliminating racial inequities. We aim to make publicly available racial data that points to the structural nature of racism more accessible to everyday people, organizers, advocates, and policymakers. We provide the data as downloadable tables, and visualizations that can be used for antiracist education and advocacy.
Methods. We collected and aligned racial data from trusted public sources across racial/ethnic categories, geography, and time. We used are currently using the race and ethnicity categories provided by the White House Office of Management and Budget, though we have proposed changes to these categories and will implement new standards as they are developed.
Focus. Our current topic areas include: economic justice and health and the social safety net. We selected state and national data on relevant policy issues within these topics.
What is Economic Justice?
An important driver of the racial wealth gap are policies favoring White people at the expense of Black, Latino, and Indigenous families. The wealth gap between White and Black Americans has remained consistent for decades. Visit the racial wealth gap topic page to learn more.
How does health and social safety net protection vary by race?
The social safety net is a set of policies and programs that protect basic income, health, food, and housing for millions of low-income people in the United States. We present data showing inadequate social safety nets for communities of color, particularly Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous populations. Explore the pervasive racial disparities in health and social safety nets in the U.S. through interactive visualizations by clicking the following link.