'Ghetto Tracker' App Helps Rich Avoid Poor


"All cities have 'good' and 'bad' areas. Talk to locals to get an idea of where the 'bad' areas are located and avoid them especially at night." That's the quote you can find headlining the Ghetto Tracker's new website, Good Part of Town.

According to The Huffington Post, a new app called Ghetto Tracker changed its name to Good Part of Town, less than 24 hours after it was unveiled. The app is described as a service seeking to help people identify safe areas in unfamiliar cities.

Gawker reports that these unsafe areas aren't identified based on mugging statistics or murder rates, but rather are being determined by the site's users and described by their prejudices.

The Huffington Post shared that the original launch of the page featured a white family of four smiling alongside the app's promise to show users "which parts of town are safe and which ones are ghetto, or unsafe."

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