It once meant where the Jews used to live in WWII Germany. Now it means an area of a city that, due to lack of income pouring in or loss of jobs or businesses moving out, crumbles away from lack of maintenence. Because no well-to-do people wish to live in such deplorable conditions, they move out, and the poor people move in, and as a result, the crime and death rate rises in the area due to people fighting each other over money-related problems.
Ghettos are a natural byproduct of rapid city growth and changes in technology.
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