Today in OpenGov: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness” : Sunlight Foundation
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"Sunlight is closed on this federal holiday, as our staff spend the day of reflection, service, recreation, and time with family and friends, but we are open to what celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. can teach us about our work and nation. In today's newsletter, we share ways to learn more about King and how the long moral arc of the universe is bending today. King's words on racial and economic injustice still resonate today, as communities seek to avoid prejudice in data-based decisions.
"Understanding inequality, however, is not enough to end it," reflected Sunlight's Noel Isama. "Advocates for equity can and must do more to demand more transparency from local authorities by working with cities to open up data, close information gaps in their communities, and facilitate inclusion through increased connectivity and digital literacy. Open data can be used to solve these challenges and also as a way to include voices from communities that may not be prominent in current communities of practice around data science."..."