The COVID Racial Data Tracker
COVID-19 RESOURCE: https://covidtracking.com/race
The COVID Racial Data Tracker collects, publishes, and analyzes racial data on the pandemic within the United States. It is a collaboration of the COVID Tracking Project and The Antiracist Research & Policy Center directed by Ibram X. Kendi, who wrote a series of essays in The Atlantic about the urgent need to gather demographic information to understand the outbreak and protect vulnerable communities. The federal government’s failure to assemble this data has left it to us to produce this resource for journalists, researchers, advocates, and the public.
In the coming weeks, the COVID Racial Data Tracker team will be publishing data, analysis, and contextual information here. In the interim, our announcement post on the project blog outlines the contours of the existing available data and the most immediate challenges we'll be working on.