In the construction industry, all buildings that are constructed are projects.
When legal documents were written to describe some of these projects, it became standard to refer to the project as “The Project.” As a result, when governments contracted with construction companies to build multi-unit housing, it was referred to in legal documents as “The Project.” The phrase, “The Projects” is simply a very narrow usage of “the project.” This narrow usage was popularly applied to housing projects in the inner city where certain people lived, even while at the same time, government buildings were still being referred to in legal documents as The Project.
Because each multi-unit housing building is a project, when there were two or more buildings on the same land, they were collectively called The Projects.
This is the only thing The Projects is supposed to mean, but not exclusively apply to inner city housing buildings.
Every Building and Every House Is A ProjectAs stated in the first sentence, every building that is constructed is a project, including every apartment building, condominium, mansion, state capitol, commercial building and so on. All of these can be referred to as “The Project” or “The Projects,” but they are not.
Every statue and monument and landmark and historical building is “The Project.”
The National Mall is The Projects.
Every military base is “The Projects” since there are multiple buildings.
The per-neters (pyramids) are The Project (singular) and The Projects (plural). All of America's presidents have lived in The White House, The Project(s).
The Purpose of Making “The Projects” Only Refer to Certain Places & PeopleYou can be certain the current usage of the phrase, “The Projects” was started as a weapon of psychological warfare. Simply put, its purpose is to beat down self-esteem. It is used to categorize people, discriminate against them, make them feel negatively about self and make them treat the place where they live as a battleground and cesspool. It is also a back door way to call people names, just the same as calling them nigger, low class, trash, minority, underprivileged, disadvantaged, low-income, poor, deprived, useless, pathetic, troublemakers, criminals, drug addicts, primitive, less than human, non-contributors to the community, Section 8 and the list goes historically on. This attack on the psyche is supported by other phrases such as “The Hood” and “The Ghetto.”
However, just as every person who lives and works in a building, also lives and works in The Projects, so also does nearly every person live in A Hood and in A Ghetto. Most people in the world are personally and physically and currently a part of The Projects, The Hood and The Ghetto. That's where they come from and are right now, even those in penthouses are living in The Projects. Just as Africa Has Never Been Poor, neither has any particular group, by themselves ever lived in the Projects, The Hood or The Ghetto, as these terms are misused today.
These terms are used to create illusion and confusion and a mutated matrix constructed of miseducation.
These terms are not reality, just as Africa Has Never Been Poor. What is important to real-ize is that all the meanings, definitions and contexts associated with The Projects, The Hood and The Ghetto apply to most people in the world. Most of these people, however, are glad to try to make it seem like these terms only apply to certain people in their societies. Current usage of The Projects, The Hood and The Ghetto is another of many continuous lies. Don't fall for these lies and stop using these phrases to apply to some people and places but not to most people and places. Understand the basic unbiased definitions of these terms.
Expanding“In my Father's house are many mansions.” The Universe, Creation and “Heaven” is The Projects. Jesus came from and went back to work in the Projects, The Hood and The Ghetto.
If it were not so, I wouldn't tell you so. ((John 14:2 KJV)