Black folks lit up the phones on Inauguration Day
Who’d you call on Inauguration Day?
The MIT Senseable City Lab analyzed phone call data from Inauguration day. In addition to some very cool visualizations, they found that a lot of Black people made phone calls when Obama was inaugurated.
Most interestingly, comparing these results with U.S. demographic statistics shows that the percentage of African Americans in each U.S. state is a predominant factor determining increase in call activity and therefore participation in the event, which instead was not necessarily influenced by the state’s proximity to Washington, D.C. or its political leaning.
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