Ghetto Nation -It’s real

Cora Daniels has written a fascinating book on something that many of us have felt at the corners of our consciousness or discussed among friends but have not labeled so succinctly – the ‘Gehetto-ization’ of our society and it’s negative impact on our culture.

From the Barbie Bandits to the pot smoking toddlers or even worse the violent murders plagueing our cities, you see the embracing of the Ghetto mindset across racial and class lines.

Finding it’s way into our culture through the mass media and spear-headed by Gansta rap, it has propelled people to mass fame and fortune, payed for old rich white guy’s mansions in Malibu, and corroded the moral compass of a generation.

To quote her website, “These days, ghetto no longer refers to where you live, but to how you live. It is a mindset. And a mindset is not limited to a class or a race.”

Finding a way to reverse this trend is one of the great moral imperatives of our time and I hope more people open their eyes to what is happening.

I hope Oprah picks up on this book, it is that poignant.

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