Is it racist for a GPS system to have an "avoid the ghetto" option? I mean you're just trying to protect your family, and not have to drive through a high crime rate area during your wonderful road trip.

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Corey The Goofyhawk Profile
Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

The ghettos in my neck of the concrete jungle have black, white, hispanic, Chinese and all of them look like potential thugs. They can call me racist if they like, but I wouldn't take a family near them.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

It is only racist if you believe all high crime rate areas are made up of one race. If it is prpoerly named properly and not "avoid the ghetto" I don't see a problem with it. Actually I would appreciate it as I had a GPS that sent me into the a real sketchy area when looking for a hotel when traveling alone. 

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

No, you can program your GPS to say anything you want it to say. You could also use some colorful slang words for each "Ghetto" you wish to avoid, and for each "Good" neighborhoods. You should be safe on your wonderful road trip.

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