Doing Good Data Means Doing No Harm
Discover the Do No Harm Guide, and learn how we as data storytellers must have sensitivity for our subject matter, and our audience—guided by the most fundamental principle of all: data points represent real people.
Explore the content and submission guidelines
Our goal is to provide detailed visualizations and in-depth analyses for national and community organizations, advocates, and leaders. We are providing a set of content and submission guidelines to help potential contributors frame and shape their data story, and to provide transparency into our review process.
If you are interested in contributing data sources and/or dashboards to the Racial Equity Data Hub, click the link below.
Core areas of focus
Data is core to understanding the intersection of race and equity in American life. With our partners, we’ve selected the following four areas of focus:
Achieving Equitable Education
Informing solutions for dismantling race-based barriers to success
Advancing Equitable Justice
Pointing to opportunities to end and amend race-based injustices
Building Economic Power
Illuminating avenues for investing in and sustaining prosperity
Building Political Power
Exposing gaps in representation and how to close them
PolicyLink: Comprehensive data tools for understanding inequities
Through in-depth data analysis and bold and tailored strategies, PolicyLink aims to keep equity at the center of the policy conversation. Their tools and resources, including the new Racial Equity Data Lab, empower their partner organizations from the national to local level to advocate for progress.
Watch PolicyLink CEO Dr. Michael McAfee present at Tableau Conference-Ish 2020 on the value of deeply disaggregated data for making progress toward racial equity.Watch Now
Urban Institute: Guiding the ethical use of race and equity data
Urban Institute is committed to advancing the ethical use of data to drive fact-based policy solutions for equity and wellbeing in the U.S. Coming soon: Urban Institute will launch a Do No Harm Guide for working with data on race and ethnicity.
Urban Institute's Shena Ashley joins as a guest on Tableau's If Data Could Talk to share insights on the ethical use of this data.Watch Now
Access the state and county-level data
Reshaping the data set
Learn more about the ACS
Finding ACS data on the US Census Bureau website
Take a quick look at how you can access the vast data library on data.census.gov and discover how you can start to customize your data download to fit your needs.
Learn from the experts
Want to learn more about how the team at the US Census Bureau approach visualizing the American Community Survey? Check out the US Census Bureau team at TC19.
Elevate your understanding of inclusive analysis
Find resources to help your organization use and visualize data as it pertains to race, equity and inclusion.
See Tableau Community members’ data visualizations on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Get started with a free eLearning program teaching data skills fundamentals.
Learn about PolicyLink’s online data tools for spurring health equity action.
Read Chicago Beyond’s guidebook on understanding research bias.
Find an upcoming or recorded Tableau User Group event on the intersection of data and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Visit the Racial Equity Data Lab to create data visuals and dashboards to support campaigns for racial equity and inclusive recovery.
Learn more about Tableau's racial equity investments
Racial Justice Data Initiative
The RJDI is a $12 million, three-year commitment from Tableau Foundation to support the data infrastructure and capacity of organizations across the U.S. fighting anti-Black racism.
Community Equity Task Force
Tableau’s Community Equity Task Force is committed to ensuring that our platforms are inclusive and diverse spaces, where critical discussions around data for equity work can be elevated.
The Racial Equity Data Hub, hosted by Tableau Foundation, is a work in progress. Your feedback is welcome as the Hub continues to evolve. Visit the dedicated Tableau Community Forum to offer feedback, ask questions, and meet others interested in working with data for racial equity and justice.