A Ghetto By Any Other Name
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Oct 3, 2017 - 12:25pm
A Ghetto By Any Other Name

Yesterday a member of our illustrious group defined a ghetto as "a place where white folks can't go, except to buy drugs or black women."   Now, this left me in stunned amazement.  My first reaction was to laugh, my second was to help the poor fellow out.  Alas, my efforts came to naught.  I don't think the author is much for "book larnin'", he immediately lost his mind and deleted my comments.  It might have been due to my delivery, I really need to work on that.   In any case, I thought I might flesh out the idea of what a "ghetto" is and was.  I'll post links below, I'm typing this out on a different device and find it easier to post links on my phone.   So, what is a ghetto?  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines  a ghetto as the following: 1) a quarter of a city where Jews were forme…

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  • - Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45pm
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Oct 2, 2017 - 8:22am
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Another Attack on American Soil… #273?

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Oct 18, 2017 - 8:48am
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Oct 17, 2017 - 11:26am
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  • - by John G
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