Communities across the United States are reckoning with structural racism as protests continue over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many other Black and Brown people. Maps and data can provide quantitative confirmation of stories of racism that many already know, and can guide policymakers when reforming public policy to serve all residents.
Economic inequality along racial and ethnic lines, often called the “racial wealth gap” is among the topics gaining prominence in today’s discourse. Eliminating the racial wealth gap requires an increased focus on structural and institutional racism; data can inform interventions.
PolicyMap has launched a COVID-19 Special Edition Resource that brings together our publicly available Quick Maps Tool, articles, blogs and stories about how PolicyMap users are solving COVID-19 problems with our data.