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Episode 105 — Ghetto


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

Use your words and listen to Andrew Ti and special guest Jane Marie discuss whether or not using the word ghetto as an adjective is racist. Get some better friends and make sure to leave us a message at (323) 389-RACE.

#2 fmontpelier

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:10 AM

"ghetto" apparently always had racial connotations tho.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghetto

"A ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.[1] The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of a city to which Jews were restricted."

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:22 AM

Yup, anyone who had to read The Merchant of Venice will remember that Shylock lived in the Venetian Ghetto.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:15 AM

I think using this word as an adjective is both racist and stupid. Andrew is correct once again, in this country it has become synonymous with Black people. Just like the term "urban".

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

hahahahahaha i like jane.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:26 AM

Oh it's definitely racist. It's just that it has always been racist, so there's no room for trying to wiggle out of it. It's racist, it's always been racist, stop using that word. Easy!