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    No, all kinds of people live in different kinds of ghettos. Some ghettos tend to have certain races living in them but I assure you there are ghettos for all races. Trailor parks tend to be associated with white folks but I am sure there are probably black folks in some trailors parks too.

    I know nobody thinks of NE when they hear the word ghetto, but we do have them and some are pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Spectabilis73 @ June 12 2004,9:13)]I always thought of it as meaning "black", or something poor black people live/ have/ do [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
    IIRC, "ghetto" started out as an old Italian word meaning something like "where the Jews (are forced) to live". I don't know when it started being applied to other folk but I'm betting it was fairly recently - maybe after WW2.

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    Ghetto bascically means poor. Me being an african american, and having lived in some rough hood areas, i can deffinately say im glad my parents worked hard to get where they are today. There are many areas less than a mile away worss than anywhere i've lived. Chicago is among the worst. Many murders on those streets. A lot of things associated with the hood are too mature for this forum [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] .

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    When I was youngun, my parents had a place (when we still lived in Germany) on a place called Paenes Straße (street). It was a ghetto if one ever existed, my dad almost got killed... The same man who almost killed him, later became their apartment neighbor, but luckily he was too whacked out to recognize him. Yeah, my earlier history goes through some pretty crazy times.
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    Est, I want a "ss" key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Est, I want a "ss" key.
    Bah! They already changed the street signs for foreigners, at least let [I]me[I] hang on to it! You're just jealous [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] . Well, you're welcome to bookmark this thread, and copy/cut and paste the "ß" every time you wanna use it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] Or, depending on your OS, you could find it under varying points in the "acessories" part of your start menu, should be called "character map", or something along those lines. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Oh, and just so everyone knows, the name of the straße ( [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] ) that my parents used to live on is pronounced just like the name of the body-part.
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    I am from the back streets of Boston, in the 'fields'. I have known the 'combat zone'. Nebraska is way behind, but making a serious run for it. The problem is that the main routes through the country have been successfully defended against drug transportation. The drug runners needed new and harder to defend routes. Through Hastings, Omaha and few other cities in Nebraska they have found their routes. The amount of illegal substances being moved through Nebaska and other "backwoods" states is astonishing at best. The main drug route now runs right through this state and if you look around you could trace it by the damage it has done.

    I grew up with a drug dealing family, on the streets. I moved away from it and left it behind. The streets followed. We are trying to fight this tide. A tide of grief and dispair that moves inward from the coasts. At this point it is deffinately a losing battle, but we will not give up the fight!
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    I grew up runnin through the 9th ward. Street life was basically a way of life back then. I had a gun before I had my license. I didn't want to shoot any body, but I darn sure didn't want to get shot slippin either. At 15 I started slangin dope in the desire housing projects. By no means proud of it, but I thought that was what you had to do to get by in the world. At 16 I got 3rd degree burns over a third of my body or so working one of those "real world" jobs. Getting burned by 700 degree roofing asphalt isn't a walk in the park either. I started to educate myself after that. I darn sure didn't want to ever be in that position again.

    Today, I think I have made it pretty good for myself, considering.

    I don't doubt how bad any of you might have it, but if you wanna see a real "Ghetto" you come on down here to N'awlins. I will not walk through Desire again if you gave me a truckload of money, and I know people there. Last month some rookie cop that transfered in from out of town tried to arrest a street corner thug (low ball dope dealer sellin $10 bags of whatever kinda drug he had on him). Long story short, luckily the cop made it back to his car, but it took swat to get him out of the "ghetto"

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