“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.
dig into the data
See what you can learn about the population segments after briefly scanning the provided data.