I thought about everything we spoke about last night, and I have decided that he has more experience than I do regarding numbers and being black in America. I am going to defer to him on both those issues.
I think that is what it is. I haven't looked but does ghetto only refer to black neighborhoods or is it a general term for badly run down neighborhoods?
noun, plural ghet·tos, ghet·toes.
1. a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.
2.(formerly, in most European countries) a section of a city in which all Jews were required to live.
3. a section predominantly inhabited by Jews.
4. any mode of living, working, etc., that results from stereotyping or biased treatment: job ghettos for women; ghettos for the elderly.
Ghettos seems to apply to a lot of different people, NOT JUST BLACKS.
I think he is on the right track. Improve these areas to help bring business back to these areas and thus employ people ala job creation!