Why does white people think all Black people come from the ghetto?

I'm a black female born in Jamaica, WI, came to NYC when I was around 5 and when I came here, I grew up in a 2 family private house, owned by my grandparents and the whole family lived there. My grandmother worked in healthcare, my mother worked for the city, my aunt Board of Ed, the men of the house was in... show more I'm a black female born in Jamaica, WI, came to NYC when I was around 5 and when I came here, I grew up in a 2 family private house, owned by my grandparents and the whole family lived there. My grandmother worked in healthcare, my mother worked for the city, my aunt Board of Ed, the men of the house was in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, I have my B.A in Psychology and my younger siblings are still in JHS. Never stepped foot in the projects, been on welfare, and no one in my family has been arrested. Coming from the Caribbean, my family value certain things like education and we dont take things for granted but just like my family and I there are other black people who didnt go through life living in the ghetto. So why when I surf through some of the topics, some people are posting that black people come from the ghetto?
Update: I'm sorry, it's not ALL white people..
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