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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 Warsaw Ghetto uprising, more than any other event, symbolically ended two thousand years of Jewish submission to discrimination, oppression, and finally, genocide.
NAN also reports that renowned reggae musician, Daddy Showkey, described as `the father of Ghetto celebrities' is the ambassador of NGA.
Three of his co-archivists survived the Holocaust, and 10 tin boxes with about 1,700 items were excavated in the fall of 1946 under the ruins of the completely destroyed ghetto. A few years later, two large milk cans and fragments of a diary were also discovered.
At the time of opening owner Kip Piper told BirminghamLive: "There's been a lot of interest in Ghetto Golf already and it's a big hit in Liverpool.
His father returned to Warsaw for a visit in 1938 which turned out to be the last time he saw his parents, who probably died in the ghetto. Nine brothers and a sister of his father's perished at the Treblinka death camp.
class="MsoNormalNow, if the only principles that these people know to the solution and resolution of problems is "kichaka" (armed force) or "ghetto" (survival of the roughest), society appears to be headed for very troubled times.
He says it is regrettable for DEA officers and police officers to be confidants of ghetto dwellers and illegal drug dealers and users, a situation he describes as annoyance and inflammable.
As visible from the book's evidence, the Minsk ghetto's underground movement deliberately channeled its activity toward survival outside the ghetto and closely coordinated with Soviet partisans.
The team behind the successful Ghetto Gold is opening a bar based on the cult classic film, starring, above, Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci
The black ghetto did not result from clannishness, separatism, or moral or intellectual inferiority.
The show, which is on view through November 13, covers a broad sweep of history--from the establishment of the Ghetto in 1516 to the arrival of Napoleon in 1797 (which led to the fall of the Venetian Empire and the destruction of the Ghetto gates) to the role of Jews in the city up through the 20th century.
"But just within inches, there are people who live in a ghetto ...