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Title:Racial demographics at UIUC over 50 years
Author(s):Oliver, Devin
Subject(s):Racial demographics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

NOTE: This is an interactive visualization.

This visualization displays racial demographic information regarding students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with data provided by the Division of Management Information. I created the visual out of curiosity surrounding how students have racially identified on this campus over the last few decades given the historical context of enrollment at public universities in the United States. Users are able to get a view into how racial diversity has evolved through the years while also seeing the inclusion of broader race categories in recent years (Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Multiracial). The data also chooses to refrain from classifying international students under the American standard race categories and provides an all-encompassing international category. The intention of this visual is to get users thinking about racial identity (which is self-reported by students) and how individuals have come to understand that for themselves and those around them.

This work was advised by Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider who provided technical feedback on the visual and published it through his Data Driven Discoveries page. Kara Landolt and Tina Abraham provided conceptual feedback and also tested the visual prior to publication.

Issue Date:2018
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Devin Oliver
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-02-19

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