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ghetto

A term with its origins in eastern Europe, used to designate the part of town occupied by Jewish citizens. Now the term ghetto is used to describe any urban area suffering significant deterioration, often predominated by one or a very few ethnic or racial groups. Disputes often arise regarding whether lenders, insurers, and other service providers are engaged in illegal discrimination when they redline these neighborhoods, or whether they are assessing risks based on the quality of the infrastructure and not on any judgments regarding the inhabitants.
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The Transformation of American Catholicism clearly demonstrates that Pittsburgh Catholics were moving away from those traditional weapons to fight materialism, namely devotions and the ghetto mentality, at least ten years before Vatican II ended.
Second, the suppression created a ghetto mentality among the membership, a deeply ingrained sense of the need to hide or cover up adherence to this proscribed religion.
He has found a different route out of the ghetto mentality, but somehow ended up as a fighter anyway.
They're the ones who vilified the black middle class and deified the black revolutionary--armed, dangerous, and straight out of some ghetto mentality.
IRA-Sinn Fein is intent on establishing a ghetto mentality between the two traditions in order to provide a basis for an ultimate Bosnia-type civil conflict," said the manifesto.
Hence time has come for the Church in India to get out of its ghetto mentality and build alliance with all organizations and groups who are committed to safeguard the secular and pluralistic democracy of India and human rights of all citizens.
We may have all the colours of the rainbow living round here, but a self-inflicted ghetto mentality afflicts too many communities.
The leaders and elders should advise the youth to put the past behind them, get over this ghetto mentality, shun hatred , abjure mindless rage to direct their energies towards achievement orientation like the rest of the youth of the country.