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What can be defined as ghetto Location, race, economic status, all the above Cora Daniels, NYC journalist and proud resident of Bed Stuy in Brooklyn, goes on a journey to find all things ghetto Her grounding assumption ghetto is a mind set or mentality Hence why Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton and others can join the ranks of folks who sport gigantic TVs bought with welfare checks, ard SUVs, do rags, and live by the mantra get rich or die trying.In this journey she looks at What can be defined as ghetto Location, race, economic status, all the above Cora Daniels, NYC journalist and proud resident of Bed Stuy in Brooklyn, goes on a journey to find all things ghetto Her grounding assumption ghetto is a mind set or mentality Hence why Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton and others can join the ranks of folks who sport gigantic TVs bought with welfare checks, ard SUVs, do rags, and live by the mantra get rich or die trying.In this journey she looks at family, hip hop, education, and other notable topics and how they relate to ghattonation It s not a pleasant trip How could it be The rap hip hop industry has black folk clownin around and filling the pockets of white music execs who laugh at their own audience ghetto Sporting a wedding ring makes youlikely to be asked out on a date ghetto The great expectation of the last day of school is didyapass ghetto.There s a problem out there that many would say exists only in the projects of Black America Even Bill Cosby put it that way whoops Daniels says it isn t that simple and I found her reasoning and stories quite interesting Her descriptions of people s ghettoness reminded me of many things I ve seen in my very own, very white hometown I sometimes found her writing a bit uneven and choppy hence the three stars but her points seem worth considering and investigating further One definition of ghetto not covered directly but implied is the inability to interact with any culture not your own Considering that I have heard that many of the kids in the poorest parts of a nearby town have never even been to the beautiful parks in the hills a few miles away, I can see how this happens You can see the difference in how parents interact with their kids on the bus some parents seem depressed, self absorbed and just plain TIRED these parents mostly just tell their kids t One definition of ghetto not covered directly but implied is the inability to interact with any culture not your own Considering that I have heard that many of the kids in the poorest parts of a nearby town have never even been to the beautiful parks in the hills a few miles away, I can see how this happens You can see the difference in how parents interact with their kids on the bus some parents seem depressed, self absorbed and just plain TIRED these parents mostly just tell their kids to sit down and shut up Other parents, probably just as poor, are reading books to their kids, pointing to things out the window and engaging in conversation with them to make the bus ride go faster Guess which kids will end up standing on the street corner all day and which will end up going to college Not necessarily completely predictable, but it certainly is going to be an uphill road for those that have never had encouragement or any expectation on the part of their parents that things can get better I know several kids who live in horrible neighborhoods and have all the financial issues and lack of father issues that go with it, but they know how to step outside of that misery and interact with non ghetto people.Anyway, this book makes you think about things, and how ghetto is a mind set and not just a location It s set in New York and some of the references are specific to there, but it also applies quite well to life on the West Coast When I read this book I was like oh my god I ve been thinking about how my generation is totally lost and need some guidance It touches on some of the embarrassment that I feel for my people The things that are portrayed in the media about black folk aren t always in the best light and it must be known that these behaviors don t summarize an entire race I was actually on C SPAN 2 on Book TV so funny I attended a book discussion with the author Cora Daniels and of course I put my two c When I read this book I was like oh my god I ve been thinking about how my generation is totally lost and need some guidance It touches on some of the embarrassment that I feel for my people The things that are portrayed in the media about black folk aren t always in the best light and it must be known that these behaviors don t summarize an entire race I was actually on C SPAN 2 on Book TV so funny I attended a book discussion with the author Cora Daniels and of course I put my two cents in The older generations don t really get us and are always quick to point the finger at ghettoness and ignorance but are unwilling to acknowledge how they contribute to it by remaining silent in public but criticizing under their breath This book should be read by EVERYONE notes ghetto as a mind set how, not where, one lives jump from an impoverished physical landscape to an impoverished mental landscape over time ghetto not limited by class or race not living within your means because you think tomorrow doesn t matter or could be worse always thinking short term absence of self respect embracing the worst and aiming low pride and embracing everything you are good and bad as a way to erase feeling marginalized to feel empowered adultescents ghetto notes ghetto as a mind set how, not where, one lives jump from an impoverished physical landscape to an impoverished mental landscape over time ghetto not limited by class or race not living within your means because you think tomorrow doesn t matter or could be worse always thinking short term absence of self respect embracing the worst and aiming low pride and embracing everything you are good and bad as a way to erase feeling marginalized to feel empowered adultescents ghetto as a choice ghetto sells hip hop as a corporation ghetto as drama The ills of poverty are fardramatic than the angst of middle class life showcasing self hate youth lack clear vision of success no low combination no hopes, low expectations desire to simply be heard married women considered less work because relationship responsibilities fall on someone else choosing to fill an on the side role means what you expect and accept for yourself is low pop culture as reactive, not creative portrays how we wish we were living, think we should be living, or assume others are living tennis shoe pimps first glances can be dangerous women put up with and expect transgressions because good men are rare demanding respect in order to kill legitimacy of on the side roles class not the only indicator of quality parenting dangers of low expectations in education danger of victim blaming lack of viable measuring tools doesn t mean there isn t something to measure pride as powerful survival tactic or impediment to success living for the moment mentality cycle of culture and economics no hope syndrome proud to be alive learning to navigate different worlds as survival imperative danger of focusing on self responsibility lets others off the hook silence as downfall ghetto has no focus need to compassionately raise our expectations Cora Daniels, an African American, award winning journalist who frequently appears on NPR, attempts to tackle the word ghetto by redefining it Daniels turns the once noun into an adjective, proving, with research, that anyone any race or any gender can be ghetto While her writing is engaging, I still struggle with that word, and thankfully, so does she as the end of the book I feel this word is negative and thrown around in a much too casual way However, I still appreciate her desire to Cora Daniels, an African American, award winning journalist who frequently appears on NPR, attempts to tackle the word ghetto by redefining it Daniels turns the once noun into an adjective, proving, with research, that anyone any race or any gender can be ghetto While her writing is engaging, I still struggle with that word, and thankfully, so does she as the end of the book I feel this word is negative and thrown around in a much too casual way However, I still appreciate her desire to tackle a difficult subject in her well supported book A good start, but I think Daniels could have gone a lot further in exploring ghetto culture It s not enough to point to infidelity and poor scholarship and announce that it s ghetto, but really explore how these came to exemplify what we call ghetto Is it a push back against the imposition of white middle class values of going to college and getting married and starting a family How is ghetto culture influenced by decaying inner cities and drug wars Daniels said that ghetto isn t seen A good start, but I think Daniels could have gone a lot further in exploring ghetto culture It s not enough to point to infidelity and poor scholarship and announce that it s ghetto, but really explore how these came to exemplify what we call ghetto Is it a push back against the imposition of white middle class values of going to college and getting married and starting a family How is ghetto culture influenced by decaying inner cities and drug wars Daniels said that ghetto isn t seen in just one race, but she does spend most the book focusing on Blacks, especially Black males Granted, when someone says ghetto , we think of Black males, but there could have beenabout how this culture is embraced by others which Daniels does mention, but does not explore I absolutely loved this book There is nothing that irks methan when people use the term ghetto so loosely This book clearly pinpoints the meaning ghetto and explains it clearly I am so tired of people attributing the word ghetto to images they see in the media, when in reality have no concept of the word s meaning Ghetto is not just a black thing, and this book clearly addresses that, and is funny as hell. I was looking forward to reading this book, but in the end I think the broadness of her attack on ghetto really gave the book too much breadth and not nearly enough depth She was spot on about a lot of things and pretty entertaining, but in the end I didn t feel like I had learned anything new. (Epub) ô Ghettonation: A Journey Into the Land of Bling and the Home of the Shameless Ô ghet to n Merriam Webster dictionary Italian, from Venetian dialect gh to island where Jews were forced to live literally, foundry located on the island , from ghet r,to cast from Latin jactare to throwa quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressurea an isolated group ghetto b a situation that resembles a ghetto especially in conferring inferior status or limiting opportunity ghettoghet to adjtwenty first century everyday parlance a behavior that makes you want to say Huh b actions that seem to go against basic home training and common sense used to describe something with inferior status or limited opportunity Usually used with so ghetto ghettoa quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressurecommon misusage authentic, Black, keepin it realAs current and all consuming as ghetto is in these days of gold teeth, weaves blond and red , Pepsi filled baby bottles, and babymamas, ghetto has a long history The original ghetto was in the Jewish quarter of Venice, a Catholic city Before it became the Jewish quarter, this area contained an iron foundry or gh to, hence the name These days, ghetto no longer refers to where you live, but to how you live It is a mindset, and not limited to a class or a race Some things are worth repeating ghetto is not limited to a class or a race Ghetto is found in the heart of the nation s inner cities as well as the heart of the nation s most cherished suburbs among those too young to understand we hope and those old enough to know better in little white houses, and all the way to the White House in corporate corridors, Ivy League havens, and, of course, Hollywood More devastating, ghetto is also packaged in the form of music, TV, books, and movies, and then sold around the world Bottom line ghetto is contagious, and no one is immune, no matter how much we like to suck our teeth and shake our heads at what we think is only happening someplace else From an award winning journalist and cultural commentator comes a provocative examination of the impact of ghetto s, attitudes, and lifestyles on urban communities and American culture in generalInfused with humor and entertaining asides including lists of events and people that the author nominates for the Ghetto Hall of Fame, and a short section written entirely in ghetto slang Ghettonation is a timely and engrossing report on a controversial social phenomenon Like Bill Cosby s infamous, much discussed comments about the problems within the Black community today, it is sure to trigger widespread interest and heated debate great book made me closely examine what makes and defines ghetto i liked the historical aspect of where the word came from i always assumed it originated in the mid 20th century with the jews and nazis.