As you experience the Racial Equity Data Hub today, it represents our starting point—a new home that will continuously grow and evolve, bringing visibility to data and resources that reflects the ongoing work with partners and the broader community of racial equity advocates. We invite you to participate in the discussion and help shape the Hub by visiting the dedicated Tableau Community Forum to contribute thoughts, suggestions, and data.

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Featured Content

PolicyLink: Rent Debt in America

Without sufficient eviction protection, debt relief, and financial support, COVID-impacted renters will be left behind as the states begin their path to recovery. Data on PolicyLink’s National Equity Atlas shows that the majority of renters in debt are low-wage workers of color that have been disproportionately affected by the economic shutdowns; only deepening racial and economic inequities.

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COVID-19: Visualizing racial disparities to create a path toward equity

With data featured from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and Virginia’s Department of Health, these three unique Tableau visualizations each showcase the severe impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the various communities of color across the U.S. Dashboards like these highlight the types of data that can be used to inform solutions.

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Civil Rights Data Collection: Policing in our schools

This dashboard displays data from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection on key factors—down to the school district level—that negatively impact student outcomes by race: student referral to law enforcement, and students being arrested by police.

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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 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

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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 National Equity Atlas developed with the USC Equity Research Institute, empower their partner organizations from the national to local level to advocate for progress.   

Explore policylink's national equity atlas

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 U.S. Coming soon: Urban Institute will launch a Do No Harm Guide for working with data on race and ethnicity.  

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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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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 our resource gallery to help prepare you to analyze and visualize data through the lens of race and equity.

Training and Resources (Coming Soon)

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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