This is just real classy, Ghetto Tracker is a new tracking device that alerts rich travelers to the locations of a city’s poor people so they can be avoided. (Ghetto Tracker has since been renamed “Good Part of Town,” which does nothing to change its intended purpose.) The startup’s mission is every bit as tone-deaf as one would expect from such a one-percent endeavor. “We use a rating system that allows locals and people familiar with area rate which parts of town are safe and which ones are ghetto, or unsafe,” reads the site’s self-ascribed purpose for existing. While they are trying to avoid the ghetto they’ll probably get shot up in a suburban shopping mall or movie theater!
I want to see a black entrepreneur create “Trailer Park Tracker” and start the line with: “Have you had enough of the Honey Boo Boo’s of the world? Do you want to avoid getting involved in a shoot out with two cousins fighting to date their aunt? Here’s a tracker to avoid these areas…”
Someone says that it doesn’t even work, and in NYC in the Greenwich Village are, which is rated GHETTO… Which is not and far from it. For god sake’s you have white people living in Brooklyn and you use to NEVER see whites around those parts, especially at night, so this is some BS. The start up world: Helping rich people avoid poor people, one website at a time. But perhaps the most disturbing part of the whole horrible thing? The service has 1,400 Facebook likes and counting.