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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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His love of music has seen him perform with Ghetto Classics for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Pope Francis when he visited Kenya.
Objects discovered by accident in recent years and related to the history of the ghetto and the lives of its residents shows the need for such protection.
Thanks to Russell Vann's ​indelicate but uplifting narrative style, Ghetto Bastard takes us on a unique​journey of surviving the ghetto against all odds.
The Horseradish Grinder is one of six Geller woodcuts included in The Ghetto.
by Rizzoli, the exhibition traces the progressive expansion of the Ghetto's three enclosures--Nuovo Ghetto (1516), Vecchio Ghetto (1541) and Nuovissimo Ghetto (1633)--the evolution of its architecture and the rise of shops, banks and services.
This muddled negotiation of the ghetto also defines Stehle's second chapter, which examines six ghettocentric films: Dealer (Thomas Arslan, 1999), Kanak Attack (Lars Becker, 2000), Ghettokids (Christian Wagner, 2002), Knallhart (Detlev Buck, 2006), Kurz und Schmerzlos (Fatih Akin, 1998), and Chiko (Ozgur Yildirim, 2008).
They were also highly mobile within the ghetto and able to maintain relationships with peers and adults--such as classmates and teachers-outside the ghetto, suggesting that they were an especially resourceful group.
According to The Courier Mail, featuring a smiling white family on the home page, Ghetto Tracker purported to be an innocent travel tool for wary tourists wanting to keep out of trouble.
Mafia Stehle's book, Ghetto Voices in Contemporary German Culture, exposes these cultures of hybridity, or hyphenated identities, as they emerge in the ghettos by placing a special focus on the German-Turkish perspective as expressed through literature, cinema, and rap music.
The poverty problem manifests in highly unequal income distribution and differential access to basic necessities of life which have telling effects in ghetto neighborhoods where the signs of poverty are highly visible in all facets of life.
While it, too, was born of America's painful legacy of slavery and segregation, and informed by those old concepts of racial order--that blacks have their "place" in society--it in addition reflects the urban iconography of today's racial inequality, namely the black ghetto, a uniquely urban American creation.
To amuse themselves, or to bring souvenirs back to their families, or to serve Goebbels' propaganda, the killers filmed sequences in one ghetto or another, in one camp or another: The use of these faked, truncated images makes it difficult to omit the poisonous message that motivated them.
Employees of a utility in the northeastern Bulgarian city of Shumen have started to cut off the water supply of the local Roma ghetto, "Byalata Prast" ("White Soil"), because of the unpaid bills of its residents.
The most important defender of this new theology was Rabbi Menachem Ziemba, one of the last rabbis to lead his followers in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Flags Over the Warsaw Ghetto: The Untold Story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising" seeks to grant greater insight into the history of this tale of resistance, as many poor and downtrodden Poles and Jews rose up armed with whatever they could find against the force of Nazi Germany.