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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Killings of Blacks by Whites Are Far More Likely to Be Ruled ‘Justifiable’

Source: The Upshot
Author: The Upshot

Best Practices:
  • Great use of a waffle chart
  • Great example of storytelling with data
  • Excellent color choices given the topic
  • Putting the explanation on the first chart, then not repeating it to keep it decluttered
  • Including the X times as likely for context
  • Scrolls on and on to accentuate the magnitude of the problem
  • Sorting the cities by the highest rate of whites killing blacks
  • Putting the percentage in bold so it stands out
  • Including sources and notes at the bottom
Recommended Enhancements:
  • Needs a title
  • Allow the reader to pick a single city

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