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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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Property speculation, absentee landlords, and governmental disinterest in the sixties and seventies resulted in the destruction of the area's property values and the increasing segregation and concurrent ghettoization of the black community--a ghettoization similar to that experienced in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, and other major metropolitan areas.
This poses a dilemma: because the issues of access and ghettoization affect the visibility and survival of Asian American--or any marginalized--literature, they must be addressed.
In early sections it lays out the analytical arguments on ghettoization and the effects of the Great Migration.
Since the publication of Black Milwaukee, several other studies have deepened our understanding of the inter-relationship of migration, urbanization, ghettoization and proletarianization.
policies of closure, separation, isolation, checkpoints, ghettoization and curfews;
The more that mosques and madrasas 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.
The same fate has been made for Palestinians living along the wall's route, fighting ghettoization and annexation of their land.
In the East, by contrast, the robbery often unfolded openly and in direct connection with the military advances, ghettoization, and mass murder of the Jewish population in the Nazi death camps.
The authors include an insider's view of deportation and ghettoization, the death marches, life inside the concentration camps such as Auschwitz, liberation and the Nuremberg Trials.
Rejected Stones" touched on Durham's central preoccupations, such as the construction of history, the struggle of art and poetry against analytic language, and the ghettoization of indigenous culture.
Ghettoization may thus be read as a means of resolving this contradiction by transferring Jews from Christian space to a quasi-parochial place of their own.
I suppose the reason is that it implies a ghettoization of what we like to call the gay "community," and risks alienating some readers while catering to others.