As recent justice movements continue to highlight the inhumane cost of systemic racism; economic, health, and climate crises continue to exacerbate these inequalities. Advancing equity for all, including people of color and those who have been historically underserved, is one of the most pressing issues faced by governments globally.
For local and federal governments to confront these inequalities, they first have to understand how much inequality exists within their population. Tackling inequality requires a data-driven, integrated, and sustained effort. When used ethically and correctly, data analytics can examine the vulnerability and resiliency of a geographic location to equalize opportunities for all populations.