ghettoization

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EtymologyEdit

ghettoize +‎ -ation

NounEdit

ghettoization ‎(countable and uncountable, plural ghettoizations)

  1. The process of becoming a ghetto, an isolated and underprivileged urban area.
    • 1988, January 15, “Ben Joravsky”[1], A strip mall in Edgewater: class warfare, or small-time tiff?:
      It's all part of a move toward ghettoization, they charge, an attempt to make the poor feel so shamefully unwanted that they will leave the area.
  2. The process of ghettoizing (a group): the segregation/isolation of a group and placment of that group into a figurative or literal position of little power.
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