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ghettoize

verb [T often passive] uk (UK usually ghettoise)   /ˈɡet.əʊ.aɪz/ us    /ˈɡet̬.oʊ-/
to treat a particular group in society are as if they are different from the other parts of society and as if their activities and interests are not important to other people: Feminist writers, she claimed, had been ghettoized, their books placed on separate shelves in the shops. The TV company is aware of the danger of ghettoizing disability issues by offering 'specialist' programmes.Unfairness and favouring someone unfairlyJustice and fairness
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