We Need to Fill in the Blanks in our Social Identity Data

Everytime I see a stat like “25% of respondents are Black”, I see only one piece of a four-piece puzzle filled in. With only this piece, I don’t know how to use this information. I don’t know if it matches the category from my dataset, I don’t know if it reflects how I want to engage with the idea of “Black”, and most importantly I don’t know who is drawing these identity boxes and why.

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Heather Krause

Heather Krause

Data scientist & statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide). Providing data science services grounded in an equity lens. https://weallcount.com