We can build equity through transparency.
State of Black Asheville – or SOBA – is a tool for community analysis of racial disparities. Our goal is promoting grass-roots advocacy efforts that are strengthened through the use of public data.
We feel that public data is something that should be accessible to everyone, so we work with local government to make it that way.
We believe that transparency can transform government, and empower communities to make real change.
Project creator Dr. Dwight Mullen on the history and impact of the State of Black Asheville.