As such, it purposefully reproduces the exaggerated "Blackness" of African American ghettoes
and the destruction there and should therefore be seen as an accurate and symbolic replica of the urban African American experience (De Genova 106).
Today a journalist, peace activist, and one of the best-known figures on the Israeli left, he chronicles his political education in the state where, he writes, "Zionism, which wanted to tear down the walls of the ghettoes
, has created the biggest ghetto in Jewish history, a super-armed ghetto, capable of continually expanding its confines, but a ghetto nonetheless, turned inward upon itself and convinced that outside its walls lies a jungle.
Despite an influx of hundreds of thousands of rural Southern blacks who had come north for war-related work, the boundaries of these ghettoes had remained constant.
There was a ready market for those homes and apartments: the blacks, many of them with middle-class and even upper-class incomes, who had been living on top of each other in the ghettoes.