‘The Ghetto life 101’ | Analytical essay | 10 i karakter

Today people should be educated, they should be enlightened, society were supposed to know better, than to fall back on something so outdated as racism.

But racism is alive and well in the American society. Young black Americans is still growing up in the ghetto, seeing thing they shouldn’t and knowing things they are not supposed to know from reality, but only experience in games or see in movies.

Listening to LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman’s podcast: “The Ghetto life 101” about their own life and childhood, what they see and experience in their everyday in the ghetto in Chicago.

It’s normal to them to be around drugs and guns. This comes to show just how hard and inhuman their everyday life is, in the ages 13 and 14 years old.

Their living conditions is poor, they say: “When it rains, it rains inside. Whatever nature does, this house does” (6:50, “The Ghetto life 101”).

This really shows how bad the conditions are, and in these bad conditions’ kids are growing up. They live three or four generations under one roof:

LeAlan’s grandmother is taking care of most of her grandkids, because their parents are either sick, alcoholics or dead. Death is another thing these kids is growing up with.

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