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Posted 12/25/07

crasyjak wrote:

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White trash.

what u mean by that???

Sorry, I was a bit drunk, started typing a post, then had to go do something else.

Basically what I was going to say is that it isn't just black people who have this problem where you get treated like shit if some people think you abandoned your social class or something. There's also this problem among working class white people (maybe hispanic and everyone else too) where people who get a college education instead of becoming a tradesman or something will get treated like crap by the working class people. The sick thing is when some parents get pissed at their kids for wanting to go to college. Some people really disgust me.

And, BTW, if you watched 8 Mile, you know there are places where multiple races basically live in the ghetto together and share much of the same culture.
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Posted 12/26/07

shibole wrote:


crasyjak wrote:

shibole wrote:
White trash.

what u mean by that???

Sorry, I was a bit drunk, started typing a post, then had to go do something else.

Basically what I was going to say is that it isn't just black people who have this problem where you get treated like shit if some people think you abandoned your social class or something. There's also this problem among working class white people (maybe hispanic and everyone else too) where people who get a college education instead of becoming a tradesman or something will get treated like crap by the working class people. The sick thing is when some parents get pissed at their kids for wanting to go to college. Some people really disgust me.

And, BTW, if you watched 8 Mile, you know there are places where multiple races basically live in the ghetto together and share much of the same culture.


im very aware that poverty is no respector of skin color.... it just that when people think ghetto the automatically think black people, u are rite nonetheless
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when thinking of the ghetto...the projects come to mind. Project housing is some crazy shit. 1st of all thats where the parents or parental figures work pretty much all the time...leaving many children on their own. Now these kids find things to keep them busy. This is where the importance of after school activities come into play, if they dont have anything to do guess what they will find something to do. Hmmm go to the park? no you might get shot there or if not shot, thats where most the druggies hang out...that was all when I was younger, now im glad to see that there are a lot of programs out there for the kids. Out here the ghetto is a direct result from our government selling low income housing land to giant corporations. Then the corporations build new high priced houses, and wall off the projects to not be seen. The main problem I have with this is that Project housing was supposed to a temporary solution a "Project", and the city seems to have forgot about that.....

i'll cut it off here...before I keep rambling on

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Posted 1/3/08
Some of those flashy Negroes glamorize Ghetto life but I don't know of any millionaire famous person who stays in the Ghetto.

As Mr. O' Jackson said in 1995:
I give honor to where I came from and I would have liked to stay on the edge of the Ghetto I was raised in, but there is this thing called Kidnapping that some Niggahs do, because after all they still want to get paid.
Starz Magazine 1995, Rolling Stone 1998
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I wouldn't say Ghetto life is glamourized i would say that it is more of a reflective point...for most rappers who grew up poor....they look back at their ghetto life and they see how good life was then and even better now.....most people's accomplishments (so they say) is to make it out of the ghetto....Now true enought as I said before they more so glamourize the ignorant side of ghetto i.e. the attitude and the so-called swagger and flare that ghetto people have.
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i see what you mean....but thats just an exaggeration of what they really have to do...well in the more poverty struck ghettos....stayin strapped isnt always the case...but the fact that you have to at least look and act tough...thats what you have to do (espesially if you cant fight lol)...and that swagger that you have is rubbed off on the media when it is exaggerated by rap mainly.. having them stereotype about people in the ghetto. that they're ruthless...drug dealers...gangsters...when thats not always the case....
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Ah well i lived in a poor neighbourhood a year ago... Lots of dealing ... criminality
groups of drug dealer criminals hanging around in the streets harassing ppl drinking booze out on the street (wich is illegal in holland)
But for me never a problem im Dj.. so i could be getto too and play music untill 6 in the morning on volume 10... since everyone was too scared saying something about it.. was nice for me...

But in comparisant to the Us .... holland doenst really have much ghetto and about trash ppl.. the government here tries to get a grip on that kinds of problems and really does stuff about it... And besides we have a good social secrutiy sysemt.. even unemployed ppl get money from the goverment

So real ghettos nah... only Hoods called ghetto lol
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Posted 2/15/08

shinji wrote:

hihi guys! if you havent noticed yet, crunchyroll went through a slight redesign just now. i've gotten rid of rounded corners because it was kinda ghetto (you can see it chop off the sharp corners). i've also tried to reduce clutter and simplify the navigation.







i really do get annoyed when ppl call stuff ghetto & and its not..... since when are rounded corners on a website ghetto???!... i was unaware that the ghetto has its on specific style of web designers...
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Posted 2/15/08
I use the term ghetto as a replacement / extension for the word slum. Not exactly the most intricate interpretation but it saves me a lot of time when dealing with certain others.

I hate it when:

1. People advocate the ghetto lifestyle.

It's something you want to get out of not embrace. The only acceptable exception to me is when someone shares experiences of living in a ghetto environment--much like soldiers shares his memories on the battlefield.

2. Americans think they lived a ghetto lifestyle.

Hell. Ghettos in the U.S. have nothing on ghettos in "developing" countries. We complain on how 13% of the American population is below the poverty line yet in the developing countries they are considered in good status if the poverty rate is below 75%. Watch Favela Rising, Hotel Rwanda, and Life and Debt and realize what real ghettos are.
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I have no idea what is so good about ghetto life except it teaches you how to be street smart vs. book smart. I remember living in the ghetto before moving, but the neighborhood I was in until recently wasn't that different. The streets and the houses were nicer, but the people were the same except they knew how to hide their stuff. What I hated was all the kids I went to school with would say I'm not ghetto, but we lived in the SAME AREA and they knew who I hung out with and they were considered "ghetto fabolous." Black people get on my nerves to this day about me not acting ghetto. What's so great about it?Not all of it is bad, it's how you use it or something. There is a time and a place for everything.
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Posted 2/15/08
This topic really connects with having to act your race to a point.
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Posted 2/15/08

SpamMusubi wrote:

I use the term ghetto as a replacement / extension for the word slum. Not exactly the most intricate interpretation but it saves me a lot of time when dealing with certain others.

I hate it when:

1. People advocate the ghetto lifestyle.

It's something you want to get out of not embrace. The only acceptable exception to me is when someone shares experiences of living in a ghetto environment--much like soldiers shares his memories on the battlefield.

2. Americans think they lived a ghetto lifestyle.

Hell. Ghettos in the U.S. have nothing on ghettos in "developing" countries. We complain on how 13% of the American population is below the poverty line yet in the developing countries they are considered in good status if the poverty rate is below 75%. Watch Favela Rising, Hotel Rwanda, and Life and Debt and realize what real ghettos are.


well of course 3rd world countries are more poor than the ghettos of the US, & crime is probly more rampant as well... if wars & corrupt government are considered crime ?? idk, im not sure about drug comparison,

im not sure if its the fact that people have more & choose to act like idiots in america, so it makes them kinda worse than the opressed people who have no choice in the developing countries.... (sorry if my thoughts are a bit jumbled)

Or maybe Ghettos just arent at the bottom
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The term "ghetto" is now commonly used to refer to any poverty-stricken urban area. In the U.S, "Rural ghetto" is used to describe mobile home parks, farm labor housing tracts, and Indian reservations. Urban neighborhoods where Mexican immigrants settled in the late 20th century (called barrios) are said to be comparable to ghettos, because most immigrants are clustered in culturally isolated enclaves.

Ghettos are formed in three ways:[1]

As ports of entry for racial minorities, and especially immigrant racial minorities.
When the majority uses compulsion (typically violence, hostility, or legal barriers) to force minorities into particular areas.
When the majority is willing and able to pay more than the minority to live with its own kind.
"Ghetto" is also used figuratively to indicate geographic areas with a concentration of any type of person (e.g. gay ghetto, student ghetto).

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Posted 2/17/08

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The term "ghetto" is now commonly used to refer to any poverty-stricken urban area. In the U.S, "Rural ghetto" is used to describe mobile home parks, farm labor housing tracts, and Indian reservations. Urban neighborhoods where Mexican immigrants settled in the late 20th century (called barrios) are said to be comparable to ghettos, because most immigrants are clustered in culturally isolated enclaves.

Ghettos are formed in three ways:[1]

As ports of entry for racial minorities, and especially immigrant racial minorities.
When the majority uses compulsion (typically violence, hostility, or legal barriers) to force minorities into particular areas.
When the majority is willing and able to pay more than the minority to live with its own kind.
"Ghetto" is also used figuratively to indicate geographic areas with a concentration of any type of person (e.g. gay ghetto, student ghetto).



ghetto is all used as a synounym for ignorance & stupidity
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Posted 2/18/08
Ghetto is silly, stupidass, loud people, and this can be any color, believe me!!!!!!!
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