'Ghetto Tracker' App Helps Rich Avoid Poor


PandoDaily described Ghetto Tracker as "the worst website on the Internet." The author of the PandoDaily article, David Holmes, said: "It’s pretty detrimental to society when we reinforce the idea that poor or crime-heavy areas are places to be categorically avoided or shamed. As if to assume that every person who lives in an area with comparatively high crime or poverty is a criminal, or that these areas are devoid of culture or positivity."

According to Gawker, somehow Ghetto Tracker's creator was surprised by all the negative reponses the site was receiving and decided to change the name to Good Part of Town after receiving complaints.

"I can't be held responsible for the assumptions people may make in regards to factors like race and income," read the letter to Gawker. "I've seen comments on blogs and in twitter that are trying to say this is encouraging racism or social stratification and that was never our intention." The full letter sent Gawker can be seen here.

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