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

Segregated From Its History, How 'Ghetto' Lost Its Meaning : Code ...

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Apr 27, 2014 ... The word "ghetto" is an etymological mystery. Is it from the Hebrew get, or bill of divorce? From the Venetian ghèto, or foundry? From the ...

History of the Ghetto

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The word ghetto means slag, from the Latin word gettare, to pour or to cast. ... not at first called Ghettos because that Italian name did not enter the European ...

Why Don't We Know the Origin of the Word Ghetto? | OUPblog

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Mar 4, 2009 ... Anatoly reviews possible origins of the word 'ghetto.' ... The supporters of the guet etymology did not explain why a French word was used ..... I will give the whole matter more thought and if I come up with more meat to put on ...

Definition of ghettos

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ghettos: The Nazis revived the medieval term ghetto to describe their device of concentration and control, the compulsory "Jewish Quarter." Ghettos were usually  ...

When a "ghetto" is not a "ghetto" - Greater Greater Washington

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Jun 16, 2009 ... The term "ghetto" is often an overused and stereotypical term used to .... by jumping in here, but did you know that you come across as a racist, ...

'Ghetto:' Five Reasons to Rethink the Word | DCentric

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May 13, 2011 ... then calling me names; and finally, saying that she would never come back to my ghetto neighborhood again. That's when I got really ...

Jewish Word | Ghetto - Moment Magazine

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May 20, 2013 ... linguist Anatoly Liberman speculates that the word might even come ... but Venetians did not intend to isolate the Jews all the time,” he says.

Is the word 'ghetto' racist? - BBC News - BBC.com

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Jan 15, 2016 ... Why is this word sometimes considered offensive? ... Film director Quentin Tarantino came under fire for using the word "ghetto" at the Golden Globes earlier this week. .... So as some listeners would see it, Tarantino did not just dismiss film .... 7 John Kerry urges Russia 'to come clean' · 8 ...

Ghetto (n.) - Online Etymology Dictionary

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1610s, "part of a city in which Jews are compelled to live," especially in Italy, from Italian ghetto "part of a city to which Jews are restricted," of unknown origin.

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The mysterious origin of the word 'ghetto' - Jewish World Features ...

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Word of the Day / Azazel: What the hell does it mean? ... But the origin of the word "ghetto" itself is an etymological conundrum. ... nations began to liberalize their treatment of Jews, and the walls around ghettos began to come down. By the ...

Ghettos - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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The term "ghetto" originated from the name of the Jewish quarter in Venice, Italy. ... The Germans did not hesitate to kill those Jewish policemen who were ...

Ghetto | Definition of Ghetto by Merriam-Webster

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a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditions. : the poorest part of a city. Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's ...