The phrase “a picture says a thousand words” is normally used used because of a beautiful depiction of something. This picture says a lot more than a thousand person survey. The idea of a demographic survey of an area is to understand the racial and cultural diversity, or lack of, in an area. This information can then be represented in a very attractive and easy to understand diagrammatical way. However this photograph tells us both the cultural diversity of the area with the dual language of the sign, and hints at the poor condition of the area with the edges of boarded up windows shown.

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