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Building on the previous entry, in an urban American United States) context, "the ghetto" refers to areas, neighborhoods, wards, or districts of a city where, due to often racist and/or discriminatory municipal planning policy, certain groups have been intentionally confined and isolated because of their race or ethnicity.
The U.S. example of "the ghetto" is compelling because like the Jewish example cited in the previous entry from which the term originates, the racially homogenous African American ghetto neighborhood was created largely by racist land developers and planning policymakers who bowed to the whims of cruel prejudice named under the facade of "market forces."
In layman's terms, here's how it breaks down: African Americans move from the South en mass in the Depression years to Northern cities (Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, etc); White people don't like having to share their living space with people with more melanin in their skin. So they enact municipal policy to establish racially and ethnically homogenous neighborhoods; when school bussing comes around in the 60's trying to integrate the races, whites simply abandon the central city and move out to the good ol' sprawling suburbia; what you end up with is entire core city neighborhoods that are entirely African American and their tax base is too low to provide decent services, and we sit back in our lawn chairs in suburbia and wonder why they rap about "the ghetto" and about "hustlin" and about "keeping it real..." Keeping this in mind, "the ghetto" to African Americans seems to imply not just a location or domicile, but a racial solidarity unified in place in fierce opposition to the racial injustices that placed them there in the first place

So to those of you who are insensitive to African American culture, hopefully this little lesson on the racist policy behind creating "the ghetto" will inspire you to look upon hip-hop culture with a bit more benevolence and sensitivity.
So when someone says "Yo, we from the ghetto," it implies a separate culture and a separate frame of mind, which ties in nicely to keepin it real
by American Socialist November 17, 2006
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The student Neighborhood south of the University of Dayton. Known for outrageous parties as well as constant police patrolling through out the weekend. On an average night you will find large house parties full of inebriated flyers (dayton students), friends, and families making fools of themselves, breaking things, making bad decisions and, recently proven by scientists, having the most fun any group of students can have in college. These parties are not byob and rarely run out before 1 a.m. The beverage of choice usually is beast.

According to David Letterman is the number 4 best place to be on St. Patrick's day.
The ghetto was crazy last night

by tckdtp March 18, 2009
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im tired of ppl thinkn that the ghetto is the same as "the hood" .... because most ppl are uneducated, the have no idea wat the real definition is...a "ghetto"...goes back to times of the holocost, when the jews wer put in2 a secluded section of a city or town. A ghetto consists of 1 race..and only that one race resides there, except for a couple of other ppl..lets put it this way..a majority of this certain area is 1 race....that is a ghetto, not a hardcore hood'...get it right.
Black guy#1 - yeah i live in the ghetto.

Black guy#2 - me too. most of my family lives there. i feel comfortable because most, if not all, of the people in my town are black, and only black.
by -N.y.C- August 04, 2006
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another name for a girls pussy
damn homie i went to the ghetto lastnight that shit was tight!

damn your ghetto is fucked up
by cuhkey February 19, 2010
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