The term "ghetto" has come to label any poverty-stricken or sociologically defined urban minority area whose population lives differently from the rest of the larger society due to the conditions that characterize ghettos.
The first ghettos appeared in Italy, Germany, Spain, and Portugal in the thirteenth century following the recommendation of Pope Pius V that all the bordering states should set up ghettos.
Jewish ghettos were progressively abolished in the 19th century following the ideals of the French Revolution.
Wilson claimed, instead, that the flight of low-skilled manufacturing jobs to the suburbs and the Southern states left blacks economically isolated in the ghettos due to their "spatial mismatch."
Their character also depended on the circumstances in which the ghettos were established.
The Nazis, after all, used the word "euthanasia" to camouflage mass murder.
By the end of the twentieth century, Roma ghettos had appeared in the Czech Republic.
The occasional eruption of artistic flourishing notwithstanding, the most significant feature of ghettos is the cold and inhuman logic that led to their creation.
The Jewish ghetto in Krakуw (Cracow) was one of the five main ghettos created by the Nazis during their occupation of Poland during World War II.
Some of the more notorious ghettos were in Warsaw, Lublin, Lodz, Tuliszhkow, Radom, Opole, Kielce, Bialystok, and Krakow in Poland, Riga, Vilno, Vitebsk, Pinsk, Lvov, and Smolensk in Russia, and Budapest in Hungary.
One of the most notorious “black ghettos” was Soweto, a mostly black urban area to the south west of Johannesburg.
The realization of a peaceful world of prosperity for all can only happen when the establishment, and continued presence, of ghettos are no longer deemed justifiable.
The ghettos were walled off, just like in medieval times, except that any Jew found leaving was shot.
Ghettos often became known as vibrant cultural centers, for example Harlem in New York in the 1920s and 1930s.
During the Holocaust, the authorities deported Jews from everywhere in Europe to these ghettos, or directly to the camps.
The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of the Jewish ghettos in World War II.
The result of this was that the economic bases of many ghettos collapsed, leaving them as zones of below-average income, poorly-maintained housing, and high crime.
The continued existence of ghettos in many parts of the world is a blight upon humanity that requires resolution.
Based on the habitats for which organisms develop adaptations, adaptations can be categorized into 3 fundamental types, namely aquatic, terrestrial, and volant (flying), each of which can be further divided into many subtypes.
The formation of the ghettos and the black underclass forms one of most controversial issues in sociology.
The 2005 riots in France originated within these ghettos as a reaction to legal discrimination and the attitude of French society that the minorities in ghettos threaten their secularism.
Explicit anti-Semitism in Nazi ideology developed into an official state policy requiring Jews to be confined in the ghettos and later shipped to concentration camps.
Their nomadic way of life saved them from being put into ghettos (or worse still, concentration camps) until after the Second World War.
The first ghettos were established to confine Jewish populations in Europe.
The magnitude of moral reprehensibility for such intolerant policies, that led to inhumane and eventually murderous acts, was not evident to the those responsible for the creation and enforcement of ghettos.