In rust belt black ghettos, black bodies are now openly stored and isolated as problematic city contaminants that are in their rightful place. Growth machines communicate that the creation of separate, class-race worlds is a necessity for a generic “public good” given something intractable: contemporary economic realities. In this vein, the two mile distance from Chicago’s Loop to the South Side more profoundly separates already divided worlds. Philadelphia’s North Philly, walking distance to sparkling Center City, increasingly exists in another universe. These districts are more intensely trapped in what Martin Luther King called more than 30 years ago “a triple ghetto:” a ghetto of race, a ghetto of poverty, and a ghetto of human misery. Yet, all is not so simple: even in ﬂagrantly conservative times, as discussed shortly, this deepened marginalization must be continuously crafted and symbolically managed. It persists as a contested fault-line that growth machines, via pronouncements, newspaper commentary and reportage, and planning text, toil to control.