geography of hate

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  1. HOLIC

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    Geography professor Monica Stephens has spent a lot of time putting haters on the map. Over at Humboldt State University in California where she is a professor, Stephens and a team of undergraduate students spent a year sorting through racial slurs on Twitter by location. And then she mapped them.
    That meant searching for words like "Reggie" and "fag" and "honkey." Stephens had a team of undergraduate students who sifted through 150,000 negative tweets.
    Then Stephens' students went through about 90,000 tweets that used the N word to determine if they were actually negative, she told Tell Me More host Michel Martin. And it turns out, people who tweeted the N word were concentrated in certain areas.
    "It tends to be in smaller towns, particularly in the Midwest, the Rust Belt area, more so than the South. But it was also quite present in Georgia and Alabama as well," Stephens said.
     
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    I wanna see the rest of that fight! :mad:
     
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    [video=youtube;bFnhTsuBbl0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=bFnhTsuBbl0[/video]
     
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    Where's shiv. He'll find it. :idea:
     
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    red states mostly.


    ohio seems to be the epicenter. big surprise.
     
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    pretty much where people actually live, there's racism and homophobia. it's weird los angeles seems relatively free according to that chart. and arizona? loolz.
     
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    I am a bit surprised at the results. The northeast is as bad as anywhere else. We always believe they are more liberal, etc.... Maybe not. :worried:

    I did like that Vermont was a hotbed of people using the word queer.

    And wetback is very popular in Texas, the rest of the country doesn't use the word. :jj:
     
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    The research was a good idea but they forgot a couple of words that are surely being used. Slurs against the jews and muslims.

    I'd love to know how they would rate vs the n word.
     
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    I would hate to be a cripple living on the North Dakota/Montana border:dontknow:
     
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    lol
     
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    i imagine that some of the reason you're not seeing as much coming from places where you'd think you'd find racism/homofobia/crippaphobia is because in a lot of those areas they is rural and don't have internet.
     
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    You dont need the internet to tweet. :secret:
     
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    This is as scientific as man made global warming.
     
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    you sure about that?
     
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    this was posted in the stern forum so i'm just going to copy my posts :p
    http://www.dawgsaloon.com/showthread.php/70319-Map-of-hate

     
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    Using your cell phone network doesnt constitute you having internet in the context of his post.
     
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    Anywhere you go in the world, someone hates someone else
     
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    this is the most accurate map of NJ in existence....it's all pretty true too :rofl:

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