ghettoize + -ation
ghettoization (countable and uncountable, plural ghettoizations)
- The process of becoming a ghetto, an isolated and underprivileged urban area.
1988, January 15, “Ben Joravsky”[Chicago Reader], 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.
- 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.