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Tuesday
May262015

Ghetto

I've never enjoyed the playful slang use of the term #ghetto, esp in #whiteworld, for lotsa reasons. Mostly, though, I just want to be real about the roots of the term in this context.

"Thanks to purposefully racist policies enacted by the Federal Housing Administration and the New Deal’s Public Works Administration, [ghettos] are now an unfortunate fixture in American culture and proof that the nation isn’t worthy of its self-assigned “post-racial” moniker."

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