Colorful weave. Long, acrylic nails. Gold teeth. Colorful cars with spinning rims. Designs cut into a haircut. Dilapidated houses. Dirty streets. High crime. Poor people. Over-crowded neighborhoods. When you look at everything I’ve listed, what words come to mind? When I asked a friend of mine about phrases similar to the ones I’ve listed, he instantly said that those terms are associated with being GHETTO, HOOD and/or RATCHET. Some might say those descriptions are what we’d associate with someone who is black or African-American, but why?