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    United States of Racism

    A flurry of racist tweets that followed President Barack Obama’s re-election came primarily from southern states, according to a map that geographically pinpointed the point of origin of the hate speech.

    Tweets calling the president a “monkey” or using racial epithets prompted a group of geography experts to try and break down whether the hateful language was more prevalent in some areas of the country than others.

    As it turns out, it was.

    The bigoted tweets serve as a “useful reminder that technology reflects the society in which it is based, both the good and the bad,” said geography research group Floating Sheep.

    The group took 365 tweets and laid them over a color-coded map of the United States to analyze the frequency of hate tweets compared to the frequency of election-related tweets in that state.

    Mississippi and Alabama had the highest ratio of racist tweets. They were followed by Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, forming a “fairly distinctive cluster in the southeast” of online hate speech, the research finds.

    North Dakota, Utah, and Missouri also had a high prevalence of racist tweets.

    In the west and northwest, there were very few racist tweets, with the exception of Oregon, the map indicates.

    Some states, including Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and South Dakota, had no hate tweets, but the research notes that the prevalence of Twitter use is lower in those states
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    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/map-pinpoints-election-online-hate-tweets-article-1.1199402#ixzz2BkAeBt99

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    Probably a government funded organization... But still racist remarks are not cool.
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    Of course. The higher the margin of Romney votes, the more racists there are in those areas.
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    Assuming of course racism is only practiced by caucasians and no other defineable group..........oh look, i found a worm and a cockroach, all i had to do was turn over the stone. I guess you can find anything if you look hard enough for it.

    Are we really gonna hear cries about rampant racism after this country elected and RE-elected a bi-racial (although nobody refers to him as such) President? Of course racism exists, but much like autism, it is wildly over diagnosed.


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    So according to the article, my state is racist despite there being no racist tweets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafiki View Post
    So according to the article, my state is racist despite there being no racist tweets?
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    Thanks Locke. It's been a wild year. That's for sure.
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    Re: United States of Racism

    Crap, we didn't even place. I am going to have to mobilize the Redneck Mafia here in Texas so we can start making some racist tweets!

    Either that or we just really didn't like his politics.

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    Wait a minute did they just generalize the populous of all those states based on 365 tweets? Nothing like gerneralizing 30+ milion people based off .001% of the population of those areas. LOL.
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    So calling or comparing the President to a monkey proves someone is a racist? Interesting...











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