Help! I am a naive foreigner and I need a tiny smidgen of advice. Does the term "Ghetto" have any politically incorrect (for example, racist) connotations?
I know that Ghetto's originally referred to Jewish parts of European towns, but I think the term now refers more generally to the poorest parts of a city.
I ask because I have the following section in my book and I don't want to offend anyone in my ignorance:
‘Although the industry call old systems like XYZ123 “legacy” systems, my developers fondly call them “ghetto code” after the run down local government housing that dominates the poorer parts of our city.