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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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A friend of mine, Phil Lomax, told me this story about a blind man with a pistol shooting at a man who had slapped him on a subway train and killing an innocent bystander peacefully reading his newspaper across the aisle and I thought, damn right, sounds just like today's news, riots in the ghettos, war in Vietnam, masochistic doings in the Middle East.
Critique: Impressively well written, exceptionally and effectively organized and presented, "America The Black Point of View - An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy, The 1950s and 1960s" should a part of every community and academic library Black History reference collection and supplemental studies list.
Stehle wants to know if or how artists carve out spaces in the popular discourse for alternative representations of power and place in the German urban setting: "A comparative analysis of musical depictions of ghettos exposes a series of tensions: the relationship between national and translocal frames of reference; between hip-hop's provocative gender politics and sexism; and between the claim of realness and performativity" (130).
Regardless of its origin, ghettos were a significant part of medieval Jewish life.
Today, with persistent housing discrimination and the disappearance of manufacturing jobs, America's ghettos face structural poverty.
The first article in the book depicts how Jews were forced to live in ghettos in Venice.
Bulgaria's authorities are executing a project to create maps of the ghettos inhabitted with the msot marginalized Roma communities across the country.
They consider whether it arises from urban ecology or social conflict and policies surrounding it; if and how we can distinguish between voluntary and involuntary residential segregation; how space structures urban demographics; and if there is a singular model of ghettos everywhere.
TEL AVIV, July 5, 2010 (WAFA)0- Former Israeli pilot known for signing refusniks' letter hangs Palestinian flag on ghetto wall, writes, 'Free all ghettos,' Ynet reported Monday.
Technically speaking, Sparkbrook, Springfield and other areas of the city can be classed as ghettos as they meet the criteria of high immigrant / non-native population, high unemployment, high crime and disorder / anti-social activities.
Yet, all the clichE[umlaut]d trips about cops, gangsters and ghettos aren't where the film slips.
We created ghettos of social housing and, bydint, ghettos of poverty as well.
Parts of Jesmond and Heaton have already been turned into student ghettos by the activities of his members and other landlords, as other residents have been forced to flee those streets.
The Ghetto Work Fund was established by the German government to pay survivors $3,000 each for their work in German ghettos during World War II.
It is the largest of some 400 ghettos in European territory occupied by the German army.