“The city used us to make numbers for re-election”
Too many times people and communities are taken advantage of to contribute to a data set. There are communities within walking distance of you who feel used because organizations came to them or counted them simply to justify a need for resources that never fully reach the community. Data is an objective tool. People often make inferences about a population. But once you dig, you see it’s either a misunderstood concept or not accurate enough to fight for.
It’s my job to ensure that data is not twisted to fit biased assumptions.