ghettoes ghettoes

Definition(s):

  1. (n) formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
  2. (n) any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
  3. (n) a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions

Usage(s):

  1. But the price of the President's executive order will be paid in the cramped ghettoes of poverty and despair in the developing world.
  2. Los Angeles has pressed the Negro and the Mexican into squalid ghettoes.
  3. While small Northern cities may attack the situation in the manner of New Rochelle, big cities, with miles of Negro ghettoes, have problems that range up to hopeless.

News

  • YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: more race wars, class wars, party wars and lying by omission

    POWERFUL WORDS REVERBERATING FROM THE JORDAN DAVIS SHOCK-VERDICT: “Spare us the invocations of “black-on-black crime.” I will not respect the lie. I would rather be thought insane. The most mendacious phrase in the American language is “black-on-black crime,” which is uttered as though the same hands that drew red lines around the ghettoes of Chicago are not the same hands that drew red lines ...
    on February 17, 2014     Source: Orlando Weekly

Quotes

  1. "I [can] never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettoes," King said, "without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today - my own government."
    on May 20, 2005 By: Martin Luther King Source: ZNet

  2. Jews "had always been a problem in European countries. They had to be confined to ghettoes and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived and they held whole governments to ransom," Mahathir said. "Even after their massacre...
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Mahathir Mohamad Source: Jakarta Globe

  3. Sarkozy said he would make it "the priority of my presidency ...... to break down the urban ghettoes" in the troubled high-rise estates which are home to five million people.
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: AFP

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