The term “ghetto” originated as a reference to secluded Jewish quarters in Italy. These quarters weren’t always unkempt either; some of them were well kept. Over the years ghetto has morphed into a word to describe minorities and their communities.Rampant poverty, drugs and singlemothers or fathers with no examples of scholarly or financial excellence. The misuse of ghetto obstructs the futures of all minorities who have to live under this notion while they already live tough lives.
“Ghetto” is often overused and stereotypical and is used to describe urban culture and poor communities.Everyday typical people misuse the term ghetto because the media has influenced them to do so. The general public mainly uses the word to describe areas characterized with poverty, crime, and minorities. These ideas describe places that are more poor that the average person's typical life and result in negative stereotypes. Everytime me and my friends passed a restaurant or a group of houses that looked old or broken down he would misuse the word ghetto saying, look at all those niggers homes or those blacks can't even afford a normal place to live.”, to describe them. Misuse of the term ghetto msinterprets the lives of people in more poor conditions.
The use of ghetto is often prejudice. If something is done that people aren't used to seeing they will call it ghetto and assume that you are poor and can't fulfill the task normally. The term is mostly associated with minorities such as African Americans and Hispanics. Ghetto used to be associated with Jews, but now it’s just misused. I once saw an African American mom purchase some food at a store with food stamps; immediately the people around her started whispering and I heard some words being used to describe her, but mainly ghetto. People get judged too quickly and the term ghetto is overly exclaimed to represent others even if it’s false. ...
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