How America’s Ugly History of Segregation Changed the Meaning of the Word ‘Ghetto’

Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream in the past 70 years or so.…

How America’s Ugly History of Segregation Changed the Meaning of the Word ‘Ghetto’

Today, for many Americans, the word “ghetto” conjures images of run-down and crime-ridden African American segregated areas—“inner cities,” in a common euphemism. This connotation is relatively recent; it has only become mainstream in the past 70 years or so.…
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