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The ghetto culture machine

What goes wrong when stereotypes become part of the mainstream

By Vanessa E. Jones
Globe Staff / April 25, 2007

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College and high school students throw "ghetto parties," at which white kids in blackface wear diamonds around their necks and grills on their teeth. Comedian Michael Richards utters a racial epithet on a comedy stage after some black men heckle him. Radio personality Don Imus calls the black members of Rutgers University's women's basketball team "nappy-headed ho s." (Full article: 1256 words)

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