Since some posters have been proclaiming some states more racist than others I figured I would do a little research on the subject. Found this interesting analysis of Twitter data based upon tweets by states from nuetral language tweets vs racial slur tweets. Their methodology is the following:
*To determine the most and least racist U.S. states, we collected tweets featuring neutral terminology and tweets containing racial slurs. We then calculated the share of hateful tweets in the total volume of tweets per state. *
Say, in California, there were 7317 race-conscious tweets vs. 1298 tweets containing racial slurs. Therefore, the share of hateful tweets in California is 1298/(7317+1298) = 15.07%.
Glad to see that Texas as a top 4 and painted very green on the map.
The bottom 5 were scattered across the map from Delaware, SD, Maine, Mississippin, and Hawaii.
10 U.S. states with the most ethnic slurs
- Delaware (21.4% of all race-related tweets contained slurs)
- South Dakota (20%)
- Maine (19.25%)
- Mississippi (18.59%)
- Hawaii (17.06%)
- Kansas (16.95%)
- Wisconsin (16.95%)
- Arkansas (16.83%)
- West Virginia (16.78%)
- Maryland (16.59%)
10 U.S. states with the fewest ethnic slurs
- Vermont (6.96% of all race-related tweets contained slurs)
- New Hampshire (11.56%)
- Alaska (11.59%)
- Texas (12.46%)
- Wyoming (12.49%)
- North Dakota (13.08%)
- Massachusetts (13.24%)
- Michigan (13.5%)
- New York (13.6%)
- Georgia (13.69%)
I believe some will be surprised by Georgia being a top 10 considering some recent posts about GA.