You can add "gritty" to the MSM Newspeak lexicon of euphemisms for race and ethnicity, along with "teens," "youths," "in flux" (of neighborhoods), "tensions" (in some social setting), "vibrant," and so on.
Fox News headline:
Crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey ? often referred to as the most dangerous city in the United States ? is getting rid of its police department.
In the latest example of a cash-strapped municipality taking drastic measures to deal with swollen public sector liabilities and shrinking budgets, the city plans to disband its 460-member police department and replace it with a non-union "Metro Division" of the Camden County Police.
City-data.com shows Camden`s demographics as 7.0 percent Ice People (whites plus Asians), 91.3 percent Sun People (blacks plus Hispanics), 1.7 percent other. Gritty, for sure.
All together now, you know the tune:
Oh so gritty,
Camden City is gritty and gray;
And its kitty
Has no cash with which the cops to pay.
(What could be worse?)
It`s so diverse it`s really ideal;
And so diverse
That there`s really nothing left to steal.