Congratulations! Florida Had the Least Racist Tweets After Obama's Reelection of Any Southern State
Using a program that combs through Twitter data, Floating Sheep "collected all the geocoded tweets from the last week (beginning November 1) with racist terms that also reference the election in order to understand how these everyday acts of explicit racism are spatially distributed." Racist Tweets were those that use the terms "monkey" or "n*gger" with the words "Obama" "election" or "won."
Turns out that Mississippi (Goddamn) and Alabama had the highest concentration of racist Tweets. Floating Sheep used a "location quotient" a score of 1.0 represented the average. Alabama for example had an LQ of 8.1.
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No Southern state scored lower. Consider the fact that we were the only Southern state (along with Virginia and Maryland, depending on your definition of the South) to vote for Obama (probably), that seems about right.
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