Category: Social Issues

  • #MakeOverMonday 2019.28 – Asylum Applications (2009-2018)

    #MakeOverMonday 2019.28 – Asylum Applications (2009-2018)

    I just completed my #MakeOverMonday 2019.28 entry. Here is the link to it on Tableau Public. I was very focused this week. After reviewing the data, I decided I wanted to try to create this as a Trellis Chart. I looked at several trellis chart examples on Tableau Public, and decided to use one created […]

  • Infographic: Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Lifetime of Change

    Infographic: Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Lifetime of Change

    Source: Raza, Sheeraz, Martin Luther King, Jr.: Quotes And Infographic, ValueWalk.com, January 18, 2015, https://www.valuewalk.com/2015/01/martin-luther-king-jr-quotes-infographic/ Readers: Today marks the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. I was a very young boy when he was assassinated, and remember the sadness the nation felt with his passing. This infographic from ValueWalk.com tells the story […]

  • Social DataViz: A Day in the Life of Racism (Living Cities)

    Social DataViz: A Day in the Life of Racism (Living Cities)

    Source: https://www.livingcities.org/

  • Social DataViz: How White Supremacy Attempts to Make Slavery and Segregation, “Soooo Long Ago.” (Zerflin)

    Social DataViz: How White Supremacy Attempts to Make Slavery and Segregation, “Soooo Long Ago.” (Zerflin)

    Source: –, Client Highlight: How White Supremacy Attempts to Make Slavery and Segregation, “Soooo Long Ago.”, Zerflin.com, April 6, 2016, https://zerflin.com/2016/04/06/client-highlight-how-white-supremacy-attempts-to-make-slavery-and-segregation-soooo-long-ago/. Text describing this graphic tattoo is excerpted from the Zerflin.com web site. Back in 2016, Zerflin was commissioned to create a piece of art that gives an account of America’s history with slavery. This […]

  • Social Dataviz: A History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions Using Heatmaps

    Social Dataviz: A History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions Using Heatmaps

    Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]

  • DataViz in Education: School to Prison Pipeline Infographics

    DataViz in Education: School to Prison Pipeline Infographics

    Readers: In today’s blog post, I am showcasing infographics related to the School to Prison Pipeline. Per their website, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is committed to challenging the “school-to-prison pipeline,” a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these […]

  • DataViz as Art: How to Draw a Black Guy (CM Campbell)

    DataViz as Art: How to Draw a Black Guy (CM Campbell)

    Readers: CM Campbell discusses social commentary through the comics he draws. In this particular one, he addresses stereotypes and misconceptions by using humor and references to comics and cartoons that were very tone deaf for their times. Mr. Campbell received his BA in Fine Art with a studio emphasis at San Francisco State University, and […]

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Female genital mutilation (FGM) – Where does it happen?

    Source: Emma Batha and Ye LiMore, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10/10/2013, http://www.trust.org/item/20131010104744-rc623/?source=facebook. Readers: Every year, around 3 million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa alone. It is also practiced in pockets of the Middle East and Asia. FGM, which involves the removal of external genitalia, can cause serious physical and emotional damage, and even […]