United by States, Divided by Hatred — that’s apparently the reality of today’s America. And no the perpetrators of institutionalized racism and prejudice are not the politicians; they are among the 99% — members of the American society who have a pronounced bias against skin color, gender, race, sexual orientation, and physical appearance, and who are not afraid to announce it on social media. An analysis of over 12 million tweets from June 2014 to December 2015 by Abodo, an online apartment-finder, just revealed the most prejudiced places in America.
The study, which included the state-by-state usage rates of all derogatory language – including racial slurs and other prejudiced derogatory terms against black people; Hispanic/Latino people; women; gays and lesbians; transgender people; people with disabilities and the overweight – found that with 1,155 slur-containing tweets out of every 100,000, Louisiana is home to people who tweet insulting slurs with the highest frequency in the country. Nevada took the second spot with 929, while Texas came third with 925 such tweets per 100,000.
The search terms used for each category were:
- Negative language: nigger, coon, dindu, jungle bunnies, porch monkey, spear chucker.
- Neutral language: African American, black people, black person, black man, black men, black woman, black women.
The most highly ranked cities – Baltimore, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Newark – are also those with some of the highest proportions of black residents. Baltimore is 64% black, Atlanta is 61% black, New Orleans is 60% black and just over half of Newark’s population is black.
- Negative language: spic, wetback, beaner.
- Neutral language: Hispanic, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Spanish, Portuguese.
Bakersfield, the city with the highest number of anti-Latino tweets, has a 45% Hispanic or Latino population. Chula Vista is 58% Latino, while Modesto is about 35% Latino. Fontana, the fourth city on the list, has a 67% Latino population. Any guesses why the top 5 belong to California?
- Negative language: bitch, cut, hag, bimbo, slut, twat.
- Neutral language: woman, women, female.
In terms of using derogatory terms against women, Louisiana ranks first in the country with 894 tweets per 100,000. In second place is Texas with 659 uses per 100,000, and Maryland comes in third at 650.
Gay and lesbian people:
- Negative language: fag, faggot, homo, dyke, sodomite, lesbo.
- Neutral language: gay, lesbian.
Compared with the usage of slurs in other categories, anti-gay language remains commonplace, Abodo found. While many states – Texas, Nebraska, and Louisiana – showed a level of support for legal gay marriage that’s lower than the national average, traditionally liberal urban areas such as Los Angeles and San Francisco showed levels as high as 86.2 and 49.6 per 100,000 tweets, respectively.
- Negative language: tranny, trannies, shemale, chicks with dicks, man in a dress, men in dresses.
- Neutral language: transgender, transsexual, trans person, trans people, trans woman, trans women, trans man, trans men, trans.
Excluding Las Vegas, where the sex and porn industries skew the Twitter data, three Florida cities—Orlando, Tampa, and Miami—top the list of US cities that tweet anti-trans language.
Intellectually disabled people:
- Negative language: cripple, gimp, mongoloid, retard, spaz, sperg.
- Neutral language: disabled, people with disabilities, differently able.
Use of “retard” in tweets is most common in Nevada with 16.4 such tweets per 100,000, followed by Ohio with 14.1. New York (13.8), Massachusetts (12.8), and New Jersey (12.3) ranked highly as well.
- Negative language: fattie, fatso, fatass, fat ass.
- Neutral language: people of size, person of size, plus size.
Tweets with anti-overweight language occur in an eclectic pattern: Louisiana leads with 91.6 per 100,000 tweets, followed by Texas with 72.7 and Nevada with 61.1. Next are Delaware (58.8), Maryland (57.8), Ohio (56), and California (54.5).
If Abodo found a troubling trend on Twitter, it noticed many positive signs as well, such as the relative rarity of certain slurs and how they’re often eclipsed by more tolerant language. Again, as MiC observed, it was not clear with any of these maps whether people were using the terms to describe others or themselves. Whatever the case may be, is it a sad and scary time to be alive? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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The face on the KKK member above speaks a thousand words, and not a single one of them complimentary to the white man.
“the white man.” ffs.
Just something to consider. Most of the cities listed for high derogatory use of black slurs also have high black populations. And we all know they use the “N” word freely amongst themselves. It isn’t neccesarily high because of racism.
I noticed that trend as well. However, oddly the trend seemed to follow with the whole survey. Most anti gay chants in California…. the gay capitol. Most anti Hispanic comments were in Texas and California were more Hispanics are found. I’m just assuming from the trend that Transgender must congregate in Vegas?
Like the article says, these results do not differentiate between whether slurs are used to describe others or themselves.
Now heres the paradox
Most if not all africans and to a lesser extent muslims are way more homophobic, sexist, misogenist, racist ( not to mention tribalist ) and behaviour we would term paedophillia is commonplace. Yet we are supposed to welcome the people into our society en-mass or call them out for their disgusting social values. Not ot mention prison for the africans genital mutilation and marrying 10 year olds????
You should look up the word ‘paradox’ before using it.
I disregard the remainder of your content as racist ignorance.
How many racial slurs were there about white people, native americans and jews?
The lack of slurs against whites just shows why this was printed…another example of race baiting. It was reported as to blame whites for all the slurs.
Wheres the derogatory language against white people? Or does that not get likes…
Junk statistics. This isn’t by number of hateful tweeters, but by total tweets. And did every occur to anyone to question how the home of the KKK comes out less racist than Cali? Have you ever heard of doing things per capita? Arkansas has about 3 million people. California has 39 million.
It is per capita – read: per 100,000 tweets. Arkansas would have far less homophobic or racist jibes because gays and blacks are smart enough to not go there, whereas Cali is full of black people calling each other nigga and freely homosexual people who unfortunately will attract derogatory tweets. It is junk statistics, as someone else pointed out.
Looks like derogatory remarks about women are more of an issue than anything else.
If I write “I had a black angus fatty burger” will count as what??
the fear of new one sees in his eyes………little boy needs to show that he is a man ….:-)
What is so sad is when you all find out that you’ve been treating God’s chosen people the way you do. Blacks Latinos and Native are the children of Israel.
Don’t worry about what black people are doing. They have their own trials and tribulations. But the hatred that’s being spouted against them, that will be dealt with the Most High. Esau is everywhere.
Please ignore the high numbers of “obese” slurs from New Jersey. Chris Christie is regrettably still our governor.
Of course not one mention of bias against men or white men.
Right on! Typical radical leftist myopic ststs. Newark has a very large black population so many blacks are calling each other these names.
Are other people not bored to death of this feel sorry for me bullshit????? Let’s take comedians jokes for example-
Black comedian- feel sorry for the black man
Female comedian- oh women get it so hard
Gay comedian- it never happens to straight people
Fat comedian- same shit
Straight white man comedian- funny!!!!
Because every fucking joke isn’t feel sorry for me!!
I love my home! Montana-Big Sky Country. I always said this was the place to build a sustainable green community representing all races, religions, sexual orientations, and anything else. We don’t much care for corrupt government nonsense either. Anyone interested?
Just curious. Where are the statistics on anti-white, anti-straight and anti-Christian language?
Where were cunt, whore, and trick? Because I just don’t think they caught enough instances of people saying nasty things about women. Do you?
Hispanics: Bakersfield 24/100k
Blacks: Baltimore 82/100k
Trans: Vegas 99/100k
Gay: Buffalo 168/100k
Women: New Orleans 3696/100k
i AM VERY PLEASED THE “ANONYMOUS” HAS PICKE D UP THE SWORD, AND IS ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING TO INSURE RELATIVE SAFETY.
MY OWN “HACKING” SKILLS HAVE ERODED OVER THE YEARS. IF I WAS STILL WHO I ONCE WAS, i WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP IN A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE WAY. ALL I CAN SAY WITH CONFIDENCE IS, THAT I SUPPORT EVERYONE IN THE CAUSE. PLEASE KEEP IT UP!
I wonder how the search terms for each category were selected. I also wonder what the stats are for the neutral terms… for example, how many people use the term “person of size” to describe an overweight person? My guess is none.
what about white people? where are the stats on them