Congratulations! Florida Had the Least Racist Tweets After Obama's Reelection of Any Southern State

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As evidences by this BuzzFeed listicle the racist folks of American Twitter were none too pleased that President Barack Obama won reelection on Tuesday, and a new analysis by Floating Sheep found that most of the racist Tweets were coming out of -- surprise! -- the South. Don't worry though, Florida had the lowest concentration of racist Tweets in the region.

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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Florida, meanwhile, had an LQ of 1.3, tying with Texas and Delaware. So, yes, we're still a little bit racist, but less racist than the rest of South.

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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lizbethagee33
lizbethagee33

Question for all the anti-immigrant folks: would 1 billion Americans be weaker than 300 million? What built this country? Is it not human beings working? When people come into this country and work they contribute to the development of all. This country was built by immigrants. Did those previous immigrants do more harm than good? Why is it assumed that these new immigrants will? Yes, most are not high skilled. But research shows that they do work hard and contribute far more than they take, despite the many claims otherwise. And their children certainly do become completely assimilated Americans. And what's the difference whether they came legally or illegally? They are creating businesses. And those that don't create businesses work at businesses. So they are helping an American company, paying rent to an American, buying food from Americans and paying taxes.

Asia is rising because they are allowing more free enterprise. As they do, and their citizens become productive, they will surpass the US economically. Simply because of their greater numbers. Socialism is what has been holding them back. As they become more capitalist, their citizens will become more productive and prosperous, approaching the productivity and prosperity of Americans. But there will be 1 billion of them in both India and China. One billion productive people there will be stronger than 300 million productive people here.

Think of it another way. what is it that makes a nation prosper and develop? It’s people working and doing business with one another, right? People do business and make money and pay for products and services that create or sustain jobs. They also pay taxes, which allows government to build infrastructure. There are billions of people in the world. Some of them want to come here and do that work. If they were here they would work for an American business, which is good for America. They would pay rent or buy a house from Americans. They would buy food from Americans. Their children would grow up with a loyalty to America. Are we better off if they stay home and do all of these things there?

Because that’s all that our immigration system has done over the past few decades. It has told millions of people to stay home and contribute to other nations.

So once again, is 1 billion Americans weaker than 300 million Americans? I’m not suggesting we let 700 million people in. I’m only showing that we are stronger by greater numbers.

rabbitw78
rabbitw78

Every White country on the planet is forced to become multicultural and multiracial.

EVERY white country is told to end its own race and culture.

No one asks that of ANY non-White country. Immigration and forced-assimilation is for ALL & ONLY White countries.

Anti-Whites call themselves "anti-racist", but their words & actions lead to the genocide of only one group: White people.

The true goal of anti-racism is to genocide my people.

Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

 

Dicky Bobby Perez
Dicky Bobby Perez

LOL Virginia and maryland considers themselves the south. lol.

Kathleen M Serafin
Kathleen M Serafin

What about racist remarks from the other side? Did they search Romney and cracker?

Travis Cole
Travis Cole

I wish I could get a job counting the votes I'd have work until next summer.

Felix Cheshire Thompson
Felix Cheshire Thompson

Yay LEAST RACIST... that's like least moldy, or least belligerent drunk. Keepin it classy USA.

Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Not accurate. Does not count racist tweets in Spanish that feature the word "chardo" and such. We in Florida demand a recount!

Arghh Nellz
Arghh Nellz

Lol Wow is this what we have come to.

CantTakeItWithYou
CantTakeItWithYou

 @rabbitw78 What in the heck is White culture? White people don't need any help from anyone to kill ourselves - the French and the Germans fought until WWII, the English and the Irish fought until 1998. Etc. Ask the Germans, Spaniards, and Greeks how they feel about each other today, and you're not likely to find much feeling of solidarity between them.

peong
peong

 @rabbitw78 The US always had Mexicans  and Native Americans so it was never white, if that's what you're getting at.  The whitest countries are probably the Scandinavian countries and they don't want people like you.  What you need to worry about is the anti-idiot agenda, that's what's gonna make things hard for you.

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