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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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We must get beyond the binary either/or of ghettoization versus assimilation that so often has us apocalyptically attacking one another.
By offering an alternative theoretical framework, one that is sensitive to the unique features of the black experience in a southern city, it also complements prevailing race relations, ghettoization, and proletarian approaches to research on urban blacks.
In fact, it must be seen as a struggle to formulate a new orthodoxy situated in the modern world and projecting another "reality." Its tendency to "ghettoization" or "dissociation" must be seen as a product of modern history in a global sense as well as its own regional cultural past.
To remedy both the ghettoization of academic history and the balkanization of social history, Gutman turned his attention to taking the work to the people.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Study after study indicates that political polarization has been on a gradual rise in Turkey and that there is even a chance of polarization in lifestyle, which can lead dangerously to ghettoization, says this week's guest for Monday Talk.
The segregation and ghettoization of the Sassi, especially during the nineteenth century, was the most important outcome of these developments and ultimately resulted in the demonization of the cave dwellings, and the displacement of their population.
It was also argued that labeling an artist as Arab in a country such as France, which faces problems with the ghettoization of its Arab population, could inadvertently reinforce racial barriers.
The more that mosques and madrasahs can be plugged into mainstream society, raising the aspirations of the young Muslims that attend them and providing key life skills, the greater the chances of preventing the mental and physical ghettoization which has afflicted some British and European Muslim communities, and of contributing to improved levels of education and professional advancement.
He presents demographic data; describes the routes of Muslim migrants to Europe; addresses question of religious and ethnic identity; discusses European immigration polices; and offers his thoughts on Muslim "self-separation and ghettoization," the status of Muslim women, and Islamic militancy.
They face the same challenge as mainstream magazines to encompass a large and diverse readership in an age of increasing ghettoization. A magazine like The Gay & Lesbian Review has the advantage of appealing to a fairly well-defined niche, though it happens to be a niche that's techno-savvy and able to tickle the Internet for intellectual stimulation.
Thus the editors seek to avoid the ghettoization of "Holocaust studies as an area of inquiry onto itself" (p.
One important result of this was that Danish Jews went mostly unmolested, suffering only mild employment discrimination and escaping confiscation, ghettoization, and even branding with the yellow star--all of which, the Germans realized, would have risked arousing the Danes from their passivity.