Research the neighborhood from your site observation using the https://communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov/ site or Social Explorer or the demographic GIS tool provided in THEARDA: http://www.thearda.com/rcms2010/ Also review the maps in “The African American Population” in CensusScope.
Briefly describe the pattern of spatial clustering shown in the CensusScope maps. What historical, social, and cultural factors have contributed to the “Otherness” of African Americans in the US?
Compare the demographics of the neighborhood store you are observing to the Reading Terminal Market in Center City Philadelphia [51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107] as described by Anderson in “The Cosmopolitan Canopy.” Briefly describe the ethnic and gender distributions compared to what you have observed in the neighborhood store. Are the employees representative of the demographics of the neighborhood?