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What the white man means when he says "Ghetto"

There are 8 comments on the Atlantic Monthly story from Sep 5, 2008, titled What the white man means when he says "Ghetto". In it, Atlantic Monthly reports that:

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“Ma0 BaMa THE GREAT DECEIVER”

Since: Mar 08

somewhere i BELONG

#2 Sep 5, 2008
im a white man.
ghetto to me is a high rise full of section 8 housing, fences on the balconies. a buildings full of people that wont do anything to make their lives better. sucking the life out of our tax money screwing and making numerous children.

fed up with the mess

United States

#4 Sep 8, 2008
marcuss wrote:
im a white man.
ghetto to me is a high rise full of section 8 housing, fences on the balconies. a buildings full of people that wont do anything to make their lives better. sucking the life out of our tax money screwing and making numerous children.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =tvcnQLZ1YTkXX
Thats about it. Ghetto can mean black or white but is usually refers to black folks fitting the description you gave. White folks that fit that description are called trailer park trash.

“Ma0 BaMa THE GREAT DECEIVER”

Since: Mar 08

somewhere i BELONG

#5 Sep 8, 2008
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>Thats about it. Ghetto can mean black or white but is usually refers to black folks fitting the description you gave. White folks that fit that description are called trailer park trash.
yes the white man does seem to congragate in those fancy homes on blocks with the flat tires.
fed up with the mess

United States

#6 Sep 16, 2008
He means stupid, simple, ignorant black folks that speak ebonics and act stupid.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#7 Sep 18, 2008
How come MLK JR BLVD always leads you into a ghetto?
fed up with the mess

United States

#8 Sep 19, 2008
menards wrote:
How come MLK JR BLVD always leads you into a ghetto?
Because those streets are in the ghetto dumb azz.

“Irony, metaphor, film @ eleven”

Since: Feb 08

Old Mesilla/New Las Cruces

#9 Sep 19, 2008
I suppose they should change the names of those streets, if that's what happens.

And what is it with the liquor stores and pawn shops?

I'm starting to see a pattern.
fed up with the mess

United States

#10 Sep 22, 2008
stopTAGGING ourWALLS wrote:
I suppose they should change the names of those streets, if that's what happens.
And what is it with the liquor stores and pawn shops?
I'm starting to see a pattern.
They all set up where the folks are ignorant and crime is rampant.

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