By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer|
Ghetto. The multipurpose word utilized to describe a variety of settings, characters, and actions.
However, it has not always been “multi-meaningful.”
The term “ghetto” originated during the Holocaust era in the 1930s, used to describe a segregated area in a city.
Ghettos were a mix of organized insanity and brutality built to separate Jews from the rest of Europe.
The history behind the word “ghetto” holds tears, hardships, and injustices.
Fast forward 80 years later, its meaning has shifted completely.
Today, some people still use the word “ghetto” to refer to the projects or suburban areas; however, it’s recent “pop-culture” definition has dominated over the original meaning among teenagers and young adults.