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HOODEMIC [HOOD*DEMIC]

The Civil Writer Magazine

Hood is short for neighborhood, in the hood meaning as being in the ghetto. Like many terms in general use today, it comes from African-American street talk where the individual person has been brought up or lives in the hood. Demic

Adjective. (not comparable) (rare) Of or pertaining to a distinct population of people. (biology) Of or pertaining to a deme.

Pertaining to the academic of a smart person from the hood that furthers their education to achieve an advanced degree, such as a PhD.

Hoodemic is a definition of both, an intelligent person from the hood who furthers their education but still maintains some street characteristics in their talk and walk. Bravo TV has a show called Married to Medicine, The series chronicles the lives of seven women in the Atlanta medical community with three of the women being doctors themselves, while the

others are doctors' wives. It shows the group as they balance their social circles, careers, and families.

Some are not refined women by vocabulary because some seems to maintain some hood mentality although they are medical doctors and doctors wives whose vocabulary often mimics a weekend sailor on pass.

It would seem that their behavior would reflect their social status living in their upper class communities but it doesn't. Their social status should be determined two ways. By their own achievements, which is known as achieved status and their vocabulary. Only their achievements seems to surface to the top but their vocabulary seems to extend from the hood.