Commentary: What Exactly is 'Ghetto Parenting'?

It turns out that people living in low income neighborhoods are sometimes the lousiest parents. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, herself an African-American, recently ignited a heated debate when she coined the phrase "ghetto parenting" to describe the bad parenting she has witnessed in the 'hood... Here's what you had to say: Chinita commented via Facebook: "I don't think the term is offensive. What's being done is offensive to small children who deserve to be cared for and not neglected." Andrea wrote via Facebook: "To get the point across I think it might make more sense to call it "poverty" parenting, because all of that behavior comes out of a spiritual and financial "lack."
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