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Old 04-01-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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nope. just like there aren't indian or whilte "ghettos"
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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nope. just like there aren't indian or whilte "ghettos"
Never been to Long Beach, Oakland, or St. Paul?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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We have what is more or less a large subdivision known as "Village de l'Est". It's maybe 1 mile square and heavily Vietnamese- all the signs there are in Vietnamese, the Catholic church in the middle is "Mary Queen of Vietnam". It can be pretty dangerous even by New Orleans standards.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Koreatown Los Angeles was ghetto back in the 80s and early 90s. I don't know if Koreans ever did make up the majority of residents there. But there was alot of gang activity in that area, Koreatown is home to MS13. MS claims pretty much all of koreatown, that is their main hood. Before MS, 18st gang controlled that area, and from what i've heard from older freinds who grew up in that area 18st even had some koreans, Im talking late 70s early 80s. And ofcourse there was korean street gang activity.......Koreatown was no joke in the early 90s, with areas like pico-union and west lake near by....It was deadly around there. I lived there as a kid.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Canada
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nope. just like there aren't indian or whilte "ghettos"
Lol there are Indian ghettos in Canada in Montreal and Toronto.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I can't speak about today but I can remember when I was a kid back in the 50's living in inner city Chicago. My neighborhood had Italian and Irish gangs. Other neighborhoods had Polish gangs. Everyone lived within the same few blocks.

When various ethnic groups immigrate from one country to another they tend to land in one place in a city. I suppose that place could be defined as a ghetto. Not all those people are going to be law abiding citizens. The bad guys are going to come to the new world and bring their criminal trade with them from the old country.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:46 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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All urban Chinatowns started out as ghettos. There were tong wars and gang battles in the San Francisco and New York Chinatown areas since the 19th Century until well into the 1980s. Now days more Chinese have just moved out to more middle class or suburban areas and the remaining Chinatowns in the country are mostly shopping or tourist districts except for a few examples(SF and NY mostly)--which aren't as dangerous as they used to be.
Umm.. And Chicago.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Little Saigon in Orange County is definetly an Asian ghetto. While it's not nearly as bad as South Central LA, it's pretty run down nonetheless.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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Umm.. And Chicago.
How many Chinese people actually still live in Chicago's Chinatown? I've only been through there a couple times, but it didn't really seem that big--at least not much in comparison to New York or San Francisco where you have a large number of Chinese living in the neighborhood--about 100,000 in each one.
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