Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
In her new book, "GhettoNation: A Journey Into the Land of Bling and Home of the Shameless," Cora Daniels asks, "When was the last time you used, heard, thought, snickered, whispered (under your breath), shouted (at the radio), the word ghetto?" She then launches into an anatomy, a critique, and an explanation of the word which she says haunts and fascinates her; a symbol of low expectations and lack of self-respect that infects this country from inner cities to most remote suburbs. Read an excerpt here, and check out Cora Daniel's Ghettonation blog, too. And answer the question for us ... when was the last time you used the word "ghetto" and why?