Technically, "ghetto" refers to a neighborhood with exceptionally high rates of violent crime.
To he who doesn't know as much as he claims he knows.
The word ghetto actually means a walled city or a walled in area within a city.
the word ghetto ( little city, little village )appears to have been first applied to, or used to describe a walled city or a walled area with a city in where jews were forced to live the word goes as far back as roman times
the first example of a written use of the word ghetto appears in venice around 1,600 ad,
which was way before anyone on the south side of Chicago used the term to describe the south side of da city.