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I Live In a Ghetto

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    Moved Into The Ghetto Or Should I Say Barrio

    I thought we were just going to be here for a year but that was 2 1/2 years ago. I live in town that is mostly ghetto anyway but there is nothing but really lowlifes around. The kind of people you try to avoid. Got the gangsta in the place next door. The management is someone...
    JackLo JackLo 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    All My Freakin Life.

    I can remember as a kid, I used to walk to my friend, Liz's house. She lived in the project about 2 blocks away. You had to walk through a park to get to her complex, and I can remember all the fiends out, needles and pipes on the floor, empty dimebags, etc... Now that I think...
    notjustamom30 notjustamom30 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    My Life

    My brother taught me how the life of living in the ghetto was....pimp, deal or do whatever you had to do to get by one day. where i live it all comes down to what you look like. your seperated into groups acording to your color. it your black you only talked to the black crowd...
    kristal13 kristal13 13-15 1 Response Nov 30, 2011

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    Ghetto Can't Take Away My Spirit - To Survive.

    The last time i posted a story here, i was 27..... I'm 30 now and i'm still here! Well, in body anyway, my mind and spirit are far away from here, designing a life i am supposed to be living, the job now, it to let my real world body catch up with my potential. Work in mud, play...
    Semisane Semisane 22-25, M Nov 22, 2013

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    Survivor

    Well since its the only place we can afford to live at right now, we living in the ghetto. It reminds of back home, I guess all ghettos are the same. I am pretty sure that this is where we are going to be staying for a while. Im not really complaining, like they say you can take...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F Jul 22, 2012

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    Ghetto Livin'

    I'm 27 and I live in a ghetto to be able to afford to save a little bit of money for my future education and unknown events that require money to get out of. So while i struggle to educate myself and move up in life, working a low paying unskilled job, I have to put up with...
    Semisane Semisane 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    The Ghetto, A Wasteland.

    I've never before seen so much crazy **** happening in one neighbourhood - than I did this weekend. I was awakened on Sunday morning, 2am, by the sounds of the drug addict downstairs - who's out of a job and leeching off his girlfriend - in argument with his girlfriend as she...
    Semisane Semisane 22-25, M 3 Responses May 23, 2011

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    My Struggle...

    I'm 18 and been running around the streets for years, selling drugs, committing crimes, and it's effected me in a very personal way. Seeing the effects of drugs on drug-addicts has really hit me inside and hurts my concious and makes me feel like such a low person. the drugs I...
    Ignoranceisbliss420 Ignoranceisbliss420 18-21 24 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Canadian Ghetto.

    For over a year now I have been living i a ghetto neighborhood, because it is all I can afford.  Unlike most around here I own my own home, but owning house in this hood does not mean much.    Drugs, alcohol and racial tensions tore this neighborhood apart a long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    I Was Raised Here.

      Think of a mischievous 8 year old girl with smooth milk chocolate skin, a very deep dimple in her left cheek, wild windblown ponytails and you've got me. Growing up I lived in what I've always considered an upgrade from the ghetto.  There were no apartment...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    I live in hood I live in the hood/ projects

    Whatever you want to call it
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    CareerCriminal CareerCriminal 13-15, M Oct 6, 2014

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    I live 2 blocks from the ghetto the dreaded 8

    mile in Detroit... I really want to move. After things I have seen and experienced, I really want to move... It's scary sometimes! I would really like to move north, atleast an hour away would be nice.
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    No father sick mother

    and a jailed brother and I'm still in Harlem, playing basketball and getting beat up
    mrbuckets15 mrbuckets15 13-15, M Oct 6, 2014

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    My Ghetto Fate

    I grew up in a real 'hood in another big city and all these many years later I live in another one. Urban squalor. Oh well. I probably have hood rat tendencies anyway. It's in my blood. The one I live in now is on it's way up, getting better day by day. So maybe I'll be able to...
    Fiammetta Fiammetta 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2010

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    I Live In a Ghetto

    I live in a "low income housing project". Police cutbacks have quadrupled the crack activity around here. I have a son who has to grow up here and there is nothing I can do about it. I am stuck in a perpetual and generational cycle of poverty. But I am going to college...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses May 24, 2008

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    Slimm B

    I live in a town of about 70,000 people. There's very little middle class here so roughly 75% of this place is slum. There's a main road called Selma which you pretty much have to take to drive out of my neighborhood. There's a vacant building on Selma that used to be a bar...
    rikdaprik rikdaprik 31-35 Jan 3, 2011

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    Ghetto Mind Set/ Lets Move On

    Ghetto and trailer park trash are the same. I just be using the word Ghetto. Ghetto is a state of mind. It is when you let a bad environment around you, become a part of you. I live in the Ghetto, and I' am sick and tired of it. I do believe life is hard on some people, and...
    truthfulness truthfulness 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    I really want to live freely. Last year was a tortures one. I know how it feels to live freely. I used to live very freely. There are people who made me feel bad. I tried a lot to...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M Jan 2

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    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F Jan 10

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