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Is a ghetto just a glorified reserve?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (13519points) April 19th, 2018

Can you list examples of wealth and abundance in each? Are their any examples of reserves or ghettos for white people?

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zenvelo's avatar

No, it is not, and you should be ashamed of yourself for equating a private wealth enclave to squalid areas where people are forced to live because of their religion or their race.

Wealthy white people often choose to live in gated communities. People forced into ghettos have no choice.

zenvelo's avatar

Do you know what a ghetto is?

A ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, typically as a result of social, legal, or economic pressure. The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of the city to which Jews were restricted and segregated but has since been applied in various contexts.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo Oh ok. Thanks. I shouldn’t have asked this question. I flagged my question as not meeting quality standards. I’m no longer following this question.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Dude, no. Don’t have that mindset @RedDeerGuy1. If you didn’t know what a ghetto is, or didn’t understand, that’s okay.

as @zenvelo said, a ghetto is where a group of people of a certain race or religion (usually a minority) live.
The houses aren’t good, and lots of crime occurs in ghettos as you probably know. They really aren’t places to live or be in, but some people have no choice. If you do have a choice, however, don’t go there.
There are certain things that happened socially, and politically, such as redlining, which forces people to live in these ghettos. Redlining is when/if a black person (or a minority person) moves into a neighborhood, particularly a white or rich neighborhood, and have to deal with very high mortgages designed to be wayy beyond what they can pay, to force them out. Along with being denied loans from banks and all that.
That’s sort of a typical American ghetto, I guess? The concentration camps that the Jewish people were forced into were also called ghettos so it has a variety of meanings and isn’t always what I described.
You don’t need to be ashamed for asking this question and you don’t need to regret it. You asked a question, and you were informed on something you didn’t have prior knowledge on. Not everyone can know everything. So it’s okay to be a little ignorant as long as you are willing to learn and aren’t harming others with that ignorance. You are fine.

rojo's avatar

I think you meant “Preserve” as in “Game Preserve”.

ragingloli's avatar

I will assume that by “reserve” you mean “reservation”, as the regions of the wasteland that the Native americans were forced into.
In that case, it is the reverse. Reservations are glorified Ghettos.

KNOWITALL's avatar

PWT’s (poor white trash) has been relegated to certain areas for a looooong time. Ever heard the saying that someone ‘lived on the wrong side of the tracks’, that’s what that means. Rich people could afford housing away from the noise and fumes of railways, and poor people couldn’t.

Even in our small town of 2300, we have a street or two, plus trailer parks everyone just knows are the cheapest in town. If the kids get on the school bus there, they are less likely to be popular or in social clubs, etc…it’s pretty sad.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Ghettos are impoverished areas. Minorities are more impoverished, than Caucasians, in the US. There is no direct correlation with race, and the word. Other than stereotype…

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