Data 4 Black Lives

Data for Black Lives is a group of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people.

As algorithms and automated decisions continue to impact every aspect of our lives, in Black communities nationwide these decision-making systems animate already existing structures of of oppression and inequality. From risk assessments to school enrollment algorithms to child predictive analytics and the management of healthcare and social services, the role of algorithms is set only to increase. As the impact of these systems expands beyond Black and low income communities, our heroes will be the people who have been fighting and winning against these systems all along.

Data for Black Lives seeks to mobilize scientists around racial justice issues. At our conference in November, we will convene over two hundred data scientists, computer programmers, racial justice activists, and elected officials to discuss the role that data can and should play in Black communities.


Company Type: Nonprofit

Region: US & Canada

Industry Category: Data Science Diversity

Fighting Type of Bias: Racial bias Algorithmic bias Cultural bias

Data set: Catalog of datasets related underserved communities