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.

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Equal Opportunity Schools: Measures That Matter

By measuring students’ experience of belonging in their classrooms, EOS aims to equip schools with an understanding of how to improve racial equity and inclusion in advanced high-school courses.

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Digitunity: Bridging the Technology Gap

There are substantial disparities in computer access and ownership by race. When one drills down into the root causes of the digital divide, poverty is a leading issue. And race is a core factor when considering poverty. There's a direct line between the digital divide and race.

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Civilytics: Prison Gerrymandering

Prison gerrymandering — the practice of using the U.S. Census counts of incarcerated people as residents of the prison location for legislative districting purposes — has a disproportionate racial impact in particular states. This affects political representation because most prisoners are often relocated hundreds of miles away from their family and community. Very rarely are the needs of the incarcerated a focus of legislators, even though they are counted as part of their district for appointment purposes.

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Foundation Content Collage

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.

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Core Focus Areas

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

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Advancing Equitable Justice

Pointing to opportunities to end and amend race-based injustices

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Building Economic Power

Illuminating avenues for investing in and sustaining prosperity 

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Building Political Power

Exposing gaps in representation and how to close them

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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.   

Explore PolicyLink's Racial Equity Data Lab

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.

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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 US.  

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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.

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Get started with American Community Survey Data

Getting Started With
The American Community Survey


The American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau is a key resource for local data on race, education, healthcare, housing, employment, criminal justice, and other issues in the United States. For as rich as the data is, it requires some work to get ready for analysis.

As part of the Racial Equity Data Hub, we’re bringing together Tableau and other resources to help make this data easier for anyone to start their own exploration.

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Access the state and county-level data

Access either state or county-level versions of the reshaped ACS Housing and Demographic Estimates data set used in the jumpstart dashboard. All data hosted by

State-level: .CSV Download | .HYPER Download

County-level:  .CSV Download | .HYPER Download

Reshaping the data set

Restructuring data for easier analysis

Follow along with this step-by-step video to see how the ACS Housing and Demographic Estimates was reshaped in Tableau Prep. The process was designed to make the data easier to analyze without compromising the integrity of the data itself.

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Finding ACS data on the US Census Bureau website

Take a quick look at how you can access the vast data library on and discover how you can start to customize your data download to fit your needs.

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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.

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Census 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

View the Community Equity Task Force Viz Gallery

Get started with a free eLearning program teaching data skills fundamentals

Learn more about Tableau Data Literacy For All

Learn about PolicyLink’s online data tools for spurring health equity action

Explore the National Equity Atlas: 10 Design Principles

Read Chicago Beyond’s guidebook on understanding research bias

Read: Why Am I Being Researched?

Find an upcoming or recorded Tableau User Group event on the intersection of data and diversity, equity, and inclusion

Explore the Data + Diversity Series

Visit the Racial Equity Data Lab to create data visuals and dashboards to support campaigns for racial equity and inclusive recovery

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Learn more about Tableau's racial equity investments

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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.

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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.

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Questions? Feedback?

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.

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