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?