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Place and Race
The varying physical, social, and economic environments of California’s communities shape the experiences of those who live and grow up there. The drivers of those differences are built into public systems and infrastructure.
Why view data by place
Residential segregation, due to historic and current policies aimed at creating and maintaining White communities, means those different experiences have become racial disparities. Exploring outcomes for the different groups in your community, and comparing your community with others, allows you to identify key disparities and see who is most impacted.
How is my community doing?
We assign communities to one of four categories based on how well they are doing on racial disparity and outcomes compared to the average. Communities with better than average outcomes and higher than average racial disparity will appear orange on maps, tables, and scatterplots. Communities with lower outcomes and lower disparity will appear yellow. As RACE COUNTS calculations are based on comparison to the average, it is important to note that even when a place is doing better than others, disparities still exist and there is always room to improve outcomes. When a community has larger disparities and worse outcomes than the average it will appear red. Communities with better outcomes and lower disparity will appear purple.
An Overview of Mendocino County
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A visual snapshot of racial disparity and outcomes across seven key issues. Use buttons to toggle between category, disparity, and outcomes.
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Race Counts 2023 Annual Report
RACE COUNTS is a groundbreaking initiative that shines a spotlight on the harsh realities faced by communities of color in California, across critical areas such as housing, education, economic opportunities, and incarceration. The 2023 Annual Report unveils the data, the challenges, and most importantly, the opportunities for change. In addition, the report also uplifts stories of organizations working on the ground to advance racial equity and offers policy recommendations for reducing racial disparities.
of Black Californians spend over 30% of their income on rent
Motivated by Data, Marin County Faces Racial Disparity Head On
When RACE COUNTS released its first report in 2017, it revealed that Marin County was the most racially disparate county in California. Since then, the people of Marin County have been working to address racial disparities in their community.
Marin County's 2023 racial disparity ranking
Innovative Partnership Uplifts Data And Stories of American Indian / Alaska Native Resilience
The California Native Vote Project, in partnership with the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, RACE COUNTS, and a team of American Indian / Alaska Native (AIAN) contributing authors, developed a ground breaking report highlighting not only data on AIAN disparities but, more importantly, also stories of AIAN resilience.
American Indian / Alaska Native Californians. California has the largest AIAN population in the country.
Organizations Working In California's Communities Of Color Partner With RACE COUNTS To Address COVID-19 Disparities
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based organizations (CBOs) working in California’s communities of color were stepping up to support vulnerable residents at risk of and impacted by COVID-19. In an effort to spark public system action and to uplift the inequities they were seeing on the ground, CBOs collaborated with RACE COUNTS to conduct timely research on COVID-19 disparities. This research resulted in two reports, How Race, Class, and Place Fuel a Pandemic and Prioritizing an Equitable COVID-19 Recovery for Our Highest-Need Communities.
The amount L.A. allocated towards the County COVID-19 Equity Fund to provide resources to small grassroots organizations working on the frontlines to address COVID inequities.
PUSH LA Coalition And RACE COUNTS Partner To Transform Traffic Stops In Los Angeles
In the heart of the multiracial community that makes up L.A., a movement took root—one driven by the passionate pursuit of justice and eradicating racial disparities in traffic stops. A group of advocates united to form PUSH LA and reshape a system marred by racial disparities. In partnership with the PUSH LA, RACE COUNTS analyzed data on L.A.P.D. stops and arrests, specifically arrests for vehicle code charges, from 2018-2020.
Compared to White Angelenos, Black Angelenos are 5x more likely to be stopped and nearly 9x more likely to be arrested for traffic violations.