Posts tagged ghetto.
It annoys me that it’s cute for everyone but black people to participate in a culture that they cultivated. It’s cute for white girls to wear bamboo earrings, 3 inch acrylics, and nameplate necklaces. They’re “trill” or whatever the fuck you’re calling it now. But let a black girl do it? She’s trash. She’s ghetto. She’s ratchet, and not in the trendy way that everyone’s glorifying. She’s a joke, and no one’s laughing with her.
why the fuck is everything we do ghetto/ratchet
why is everything that my people touch automatically associated with poverty
do black people have a hood midas touch
is the house i live in ghetto
are the peanuts that i ate ratchet
what about the macbook im typing this on? is my mother’s english degree ratchet/hood?
is the way that i breath ghetto
are you going to simultaneously mock and copy the way i take oxygen into my body, white people?
I’m tired of having the conversation with people about how problematic their use of “ghetto” is…#ughhh
Which two are the ghetto hair and why? Two of these hairstyles were called ghetto, trashy and low rent, the other two were called cute, artistic, clever, cool and sweet.
So which two are ghetto?
If you answer, “No, I meant ghetto as in shitty,” then don’t be surprised if a fist comes flying.
Loïc Wacquant, From Slavery to Mass Incarceration—
[The ghetto] is a relation of ethnoracial control and closure built out of four elements: (i) stigma; (ii) constraint; (iii) territorial confinement; and (iv) institutional encasement…The ghetto, in short, operates as an ethnoracial prison: it encages a dishonoured category and severely curtails the life chances of its members in support of the ‘monopolization of ideal and material goods or opportunities’ by the dominant status group dwelling on its outskirts.”