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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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Closer examination reveals, however, that Geller's types often work in concert with a nostalgic and romantic vision of the ghetto that runs throughout Wirth's text.
When the Jewish Ghetto was created in 1516, Venice was a major center of commerce, noted for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and cultural diversity.
Little wonder, Stehle concludes, that after a spurt of fame, Lady Bitch Ray found few opportunities to carry her subversive messages forth: "The media frenzy over her performances confirms that Lady Bitch Ray uncovered taboos and for a short amount of time was granted the space to make her intervention; her silencing indicates, however, that ultimately, there is no space for a Turkish-German sexualized and feminist ghetto bitch in Germany" (161).
Everyday life in the ghetto thus redefined roles that children as well as women and men took on within families.
It posed questions like if you were travelling to a new city, will you be visiting a safe part of the town and the reassurance that Ghetto Tracker could help determine which parts of town are safe and which part is not, the report said.
In the third chapter, Stehle focuses finally on issues of gender, nationality, social class, racial identifications and political activism found in the ghetto rap scene by such performers as Massiv, Killa Hakan, Azize-A, B-Tight, and Lady Bitch Ray.
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 film draws on footage of the Warsaw Ghetto shot by a German camera team and also on amateur footage that was recorded at the margins of this official assignment.
The residents of the Roma ghetto in Shumen owe the utility hundreds of thousands of BGN for water bills, and less than 1% of the total sum has been paid.
Religious Jews and their rabbinic leadership in the ghetto did not survive the war and did not live to tell us about the nature of religious life in the Warsaw Ghetto.
of Wisconsin, Green Bay) provide an introduction contextualizing the ghetto in Jewish history, a recurring topic in the book.
In A Film Unfinished, director Yael Hersonski publicly airs this new footage for the first time--and reveals that the images the world has for decades associated with the Warsaw ghetto were staged.