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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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Here the gun literally reflects the street, the life of the ghetto, and the gun's image repeats its power in the ghetto imagination when Choo-Choo, one of Sheikh's gang members, fantasizes, "'What I'd rather have me is one of those hard-shooting long-barreled thirty-eights like Grave Digger and Coffin Ed have got.
Ghetto Voices in Contemporary German Culture: Textscapes, Filmscapes.
Ghettos had largely disappeared in Europe by the middle of the 19th century when the word crossed the Atlantic.
Instead, it manifests in pervasive mindsets and stereotypes that all black people start from the inner-city ghetto and are therefore stigmatized by their association with its putative amorality, danger, crime, and poverty.
The marginalization of the Roma community a inlcuding the segregation of large-scale Roma ghettos or the illegal settlements by Roma squatters a remain among Bulgaria's most serious public problems.
Polish leftist and coordinator for the Free Gaza movement in Poland, Ewa Jasiewicz, who also took part in the aid flotilla to the Strip, said, 'People here need to wake up and understand that the occupation and the ghettos did not end with the end of the Second World War.
BIG Brother-style covert cameras erected around Sparkbrook will turn the suburb into a ghetto, it was claimed.
And his leading man Siddharth as ghetto boy Surya wasn't exactly running down oversized water pipes with a fullthroated Jai ho chant either.
Calling our area a ghetto is a disgusting slur to local people.
In July, Nazis begin deporting some 5,000 Jews a day from the Warsaw Ghetto to the camp at Treblinka, where they are killed by poison gas.
Moreover, she does not hesitate to move from her documents to discussions of broad social process, offering suggestive links between disparate realms (convents and ghettos; the ghetto as parish; night-time regulation of Jews and bearing of arms) while demanding that we reconsider other associations whose significance has been taken for granted (treatment of prostitutes and Jews).
Most gay ghettos are too expensive, and we can get more house for less living close by but outside the ghetto.