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Ghettonation: A Journey Into the Land of Bling and Home of the Shameless
ghet-to n. (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Italian, from Venetian dialect ghèto island where Jews were forced to live; literally, foundry (located on the island), from ghetàr, to cast; from Latin jactare to throw
1: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live
2: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, le
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If you like pissing on poor folk mainly because you're embarassed by them and you are kind of classist, then his book may be up your alley. I think she could have ...more
Ghetto culture was once isolated in the inner city, but now the whole world wants to get G'd up, and corporate America has been more than happy to oblige.
I appreciate what Daniels is trying to do here and thin ...more
I picked the book up because it was the most interesting title in reach when I desperately wanted a distraction from work. Writing about the mindset which has overwhelmed American culture, Daniels has an almost unique perspective in the literary world, one that is between ghetto and . . . whatever is the next step up. It was rather well-written; Daniel's familiar tone, amusing anecdotes, and the confirmation of held beliefs kept pages turning. A ligh ...more