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formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live

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any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping

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a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions

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As one who grew up with a Catholic ghetto mentality, who laments the loss of some Catholic culture, and who wants to be proud of my Catholic heritage, I felt somewhat apprehensive.
Unlike devotionalism and the ghetto mentality that called Catholics into the private sphere to combat materialism, the Church's commitment to social justice called the faithful into the public sphere to confront and transform American society along Catholic ideals.
This is ghetto mentality in its most malignant form that is determined to protect itself and keep everyone else firmly out.
For any parent of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin, Birmingham's latest Examinations and Assessments Results Annual Report does make for depressing reading indeed Pictures, SIMON HADLEY; It is time for Muslim youngsters to "get out of the ghetto mentality and to strive to succeed in their studies," says Rafiq Ahmad Hayat, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
But therein lies a secondary, even more insidious danger: self-induced marginalization, sometimes called the ghetto mentality.
MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO, ANOTHER GERMAN THEOLOGIcal brain, the late Jesuit Father Karl Rahner, called such an approach a dangerous "sect or ghetto mentality.
Getting into a ghetto mentality is something which we have got to be very careful about.
The siege and ghetto mentality that controls the Israeli national political psyche has become several fold more evident since the last time I visited Tel Aviv airport a decade ago.
The natural inclination of the Christian community is to salvage an identity in a ghetto mentality.
In the past, the leaders of the Scottish Catholic Church - because of their ghetto mentality and fear of stoking the fires of sectarianism - kept a discreet silence and were afraid to cause offence.