Sunday, November 18, 2012

a racist map of the united states

how can you tell a racist state? racist tweets.

a group of geography experts analyzed 365 tweets (calling the president "monkey" and other racial epithets) 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.

the winners: mississippi and alabama (isn't that a surprise!) had the highest ratio of racist tweets, followed by georgia, louisiana & tennessee (the now "distinctive cluster in the southeast" of online-hate-speech). the study revealed that north dakota, utah, and missouri also had a high prevalence of racist tweets.

should we conclude that florida is doing better?


Elpowett said...

Not surprised. I am surprised that Florida isn't on the high end of this. Or maybe the lack of technology savviness in order to make such tweets wasnt tested either.

Alfredo Triff said...

your skepticism about florida is in order, elpowett. perhaps the state's changing demographics?

Anonymous said...

Those who claim Obama hasn't recovered the economy from the 2009 crash should take a look at a historical stock Analysis Tool for Nasdaq, S&P 500 & Dow Jones.

S&P 500 Historical Tool 1983 - 2011

Nasdaq Composite Index from 1983 to 2012

Dow Jones 2003 to 2012

Anonymous said...

Also, and excuse me if I derail from the subject, (most Obama critics base arguments on the economy). On the charts above, you will observe, the Clinton Administration, the G. W. Bush administration and the Obama Administration, Illustrated 8 years Clinton, 8 Years Bush, and 4 years Obama (so far...) Levels right now are NOT much different from how they were during those admins, before they took off to higher limits, usually during their 2nd terms. Take a look also there is always a close to low bottom market hit somewhere around the first years between administrations. If we follow those historical examples we can say that the economy for Obama 2nd term will be better.

atRifF said...

thanks, anonymous for the links.

Anonymous said...

My pleasure, this link shows admins better for Dow Jones. Dow Jones 1931 - 2012.

Anonymous said...

This map makes me sick.

King Felix said...

"the winners: mississippi and alabama (isn't that a surprise!)"

Criticizing racism by being racist?

God save us from the nefarious hypocrisy, anger and statism of the new left.

atRifF said...

Criticizing racism by being racist?

king felix, i shield your bit of doublethink above with an old adage: "repeat a lie and it will be believed."