Opinion: A new type of segregation is taking over your city. Here’s why tech — and we — are to blame

Written by Desmond

January 10, 2022

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ponte delle Guglie bridge in Venice, Italy, is engulfed with tourists, crisscrossing from one end to the other. An easy walk today, this passage was under tight control until the 18th century, when the bridge was the main entrance into the only legal home for Venetian Jews, sealed off at night by city policy. This neighborhood was called the “ghetto” — an oft-forgotten origin point for one of the most contested, contentious descriptors of modern urbanity.

The first ghettos were physical ghettos, and their distinguishing feature was physical separation. Some have referred to them as “urban condoms,” preventing the citizens of medieval Europe from encountering Jews on the streets. After World War II, the term came to more generally denote disadvantaged neighborhoods across the world. This new kind of ghetto was not marked by explicit mobility restrictions — but obvious differences in demography and social life that made them clearly visible to the naked eye.

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