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Black Ghetto Nearly every ethnic group when coming to the United States establishes a neighborhood barrio and segregates itself from the rest of society Doing so enables the ethnic group to retain use of their former language business practices and social customs until they understand and can practice the conventions of America The black underclass did the same thing except for a few differences First the majority of African Americans did not immigrate to the United States rather they were stolen and brought here Second whereas most ethnic barrios are conscious decisions made by the particular groups the black ghetto was largely created as a product of the white world Third while other ethnic neighborhoods fade away the black ghetto has pursued to create a complex socio-economic system with serious socio-economic consequences While originally a beneficial arrangement for African-Americans the urban ghetto now creates and perpetuates an unescapable black underclass the rise of a largeOnce a positive vibrant American subculture segregated black community in the north seemed to offer the fulfilment of s dreams The ghetto constituted a city that supported aBooker T Washington parallel economy of black owned banks real estate companies newspapers shops stores theaters nightclubs and factories The emergence of the ghetto also and itsHarlem Renaissancegave rise to a vibrant culture symbolized by the 115 This who glorified the popular culture of southern blacksNew Negroes pride in their residential communities allowed for further advances for the African-Americans because a concentrated population enables neighborhood Although segregation may have been rooted in prejudice andeffort discrimination it also concentrated black demand thereby supporting black businesses just as it clustered black voters to enable the election of black politicians As the sociologist E Franklin Frazier noted black migration and the segregation it engendered created a new African-American elite with a vested 116 But for all the benefitsinterest in the ghetto and its perpetuation that it enabled the urban black ghetto ultimately was to
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