Dots fly across the screen, some of them moving up, some down. They represent black and white boys, and how their income differs from that of their parents and from each other. It’s a great way to show this data in an engaging way and without having to explain percentiles. This is a chart appreciation.
The visualization was part of an article published in the New York Times in 2018 by Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce, and Kevin Quealy. It uses several different charts, some of them animated, others static. I talk about a few of them in the video, but you should check out the original article as well because there’s a lot to take in there.
I’m embedding the teaser video here, but you’ll have to head over to YouTube to watch the full video.
As always, I would appreciate feedback. This was not an easy video to make, but I think it’s a great piece and the topic is obviously important.
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