i hear alot of people use the word ghetto i mean some people take offense to the word, i mean like my husband when people say certain thingshe gets real offense bacuse my husband is from atlanta i mean he lived in the ghetto . but anyway i hear alot of people use on here just wondering what does it mean to you

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Jul. 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Ghetto to me is the bad part of town.   I work in downtown Ft. Lauderdale and drive down Sistrunk everyday where there are tons of people just sitting around drinking, talking and smoking.  This is all while most people are at work.  They walk and ride their bike right in front of your car without any care for their life.  To me that is ghetto. It is a rough part of the city that most people avoid....I just like taking this way because I don't hit as much traffic and I get to do some people watching.  

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Jul. 12, 2008 at 3:52 PM The ghetto can be any part of a city where people live. Most people who think they are better than any other human being look down on the ghetto. The feel people who live in the ghetto are usually on welfare, do drugs, don't work, black and white lower class people. That part of the town it may seems like look unfit to live, gangbanging, prostitutes. The city don't try to fix it up at all. I always heard your safer living in the ghetto. My husband from ghetto, Nothing is wrong with him, I could even go back there to live. Your home is were your heart is. We go back to the ghetto to visit he still has family there. A lot of TV stars came out of the ghetto, look at Queen Latifa, Tyler Perry. and many many more stars ask your husband. Listen here, if your husband is smart like mine, he's street smart, and he know how to appreciate things, but remember he won't never forget were he come. and I will gaurantee you he will want the best for you and his children. An another thing, half of these people on here probably came from the ghetto of some kind, there heads probably got big because they move up in a better neighbor hood in look down on people who still live there.  Living in the Suburbs still don't make you better than someone who lives in the ghetto. Everybody is somebody.

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Jul. 12, 2008 at 4:22 PM Ghetto is used to mean anything that is negative or low class. Of course it was initially used to describe certain geographical areas. Personally classifying things as ghetto, irritates me, But, in response to another poster's comments, I have had the opportunity to live in the ghetto and in the suburbs (where I currently reside) and although living in the suburbs does not make you a better person, it definitely affords you the opportunity for your children to go to better schools, neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, malls etc. I used to have the mentality that being in the hood was the place to be(because I grew up in the suburbs and hardly ever saw any other people who look like me) but, after becoming a mother, I want my daughter to have a better life than living in the ghetto, although some people can rise above their "raising" others cannot.

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Jul. 14, 2008 at 10:47 PM So what did your husband think of the responses?  I ran mine by my dh and he said I sounded very white....lol.  I hope I didn't come across as ignorant...it is just I have an outsiders perspective and I don't really see the inner workings.

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