It matters very much as to who is viewing or looking for what has to matter in the pursuit of goodness. Who goes out to see and hear possibilities for goodness? Who are the sources? What is seen and heard?
In the case of distressed residents in and around the 100 zip codes of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area, it was clearly expressed by federal, state, county, and municipal government planners their views were shaped by U.S. Government census data gathered each ten years; with annual estimated changes.
An analysis of 1996 census data by zip code locations and resident interviews confirms that Black populations are not monolithic in backgrounds or characteristics therein now or ever in the past dating back even before the Civil War. Common knowledge is that communities of African-Americans always came into existence by virtue of faith among believers, no other sources (brick, mortar and monetary subsidies) such as government low income housing projects.
If the primary function of viewers is to determine if people are living in houses, then all is well with their bodies, but what about souls of Black folks? Who has jobs, and what do men, women and children aspire to do or have? Do boys get along with each other in their age groups and locations? What matters education facilities if mothers and others are not functionally literate.
Who patronizes which churches? How many boys and girls believe in the gospel about love? How many know what it is? Is hope alive? Does marriage thrive? Alienation due to drugs, unemployment, mental illness, incarceration?
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