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The Community I chose is located in Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana. The population of Indianapolis, Indiana in 2013 is listed as 843,393 (City­Data, n.d.). Indianapolis is the host of several major events every year which includes the Indianapolis 500 mile car race; the Brickyard which hosts the Allstate 400 Nascar race; the Indiana Black Expo Circle City Classic football games bring some of the best black college teams to our city every October; the Indiana Black Expo Summertime Celebration at the convention center downtown and the NCAA Mens Final Four Basketball Tournament which is one of the most popular college events that the city hosts every year. These are just a few of the events that Indianapolis host each year. The community I am observing is primarily composed of blacks and is in the 46202 zip code. It is located approximately six blocks east of a well “manicured” neighborhood known as the Old Northside and, approximately, a ten minute drive to downtown Indianapolis. Several of the neighborhood residents state that in the past 10­12 years, there has been a slow influx of whites moving into the Old Northside neighborhood due to the construction of new houses, condos and renovations of older homes which. At one time, blacks were moved out of those same houses because they were deemed unlivable and were condemned. Needless to say, a lot of those houses were never condemned but, were boarded up for
15­20 years until they were bought by contractors who renovated the houses and resold them. These homes are listed on the market anywhere from $175,000 to $300,000. WINDSHIELD SURVEY There are very few black owned businesses in the neighborhood. Within walking distance, there are two “soul” food restaurants with meals high in fat and calories. There is a McDonald’s, Wendy’s KFC, White Castle, Taco Bell and…...

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