South Florida Only Part of South Not Making Tons of Racist, Homophobic Tweets

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Ever wonder what part of the country all that hateful Twitter trash spews from? Well a new project out of Humboldt State University called "The Hate Map," shows you exactly what parts of the country likes to include negative slurs in their Twitter communiqués.

Interestingly, Miami-Dade is among the least hateful areas in the country. By these standards anyway.

Dr. Monica Stephens selected ten common offensive words that were either categorized as racist, homophobic, or offensive to the disabled. She then cataloged every geo-located Tweet using these words from June 2012 to April 2013, and then had actual humans read the tweets to decide if the use of the words were negative or not. She then mapped out the use of the words across the country by the county level.

Here's the heat map for homophobic Tweets. The words "d*ke," "f*g," "homo," and "queer" were included.

As you can see, there's not a lot coming out of Miami-Dade and the rest of the southern part of Florida.

Here's the results for racist tweets. Tweets including the n-word, "ch*nk," "g**k," "sp*ck," and "wet back" were included. (The later of which was only prominent in Texas, by the way).

Racist Tweets are a bit more prevalent in the rest of Florida, but again peter out towards South Florida.

And here's the map for disability which only took into account the word "cripple."

Again, not a lot going on in Florida, especially toward the south.

Of course, we all know that Miami has its own blend of particular slurs, and those were not taken into account.

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chipahoy topcommenter

why would "homophobic" (of course we know the term was coined by them) be classified as a hateful comment? some people do not like queers, just like others do not like Lima beans....its an opinion. were all entitled to our opinions and likes/dislikes. just because someone doesn't like something doesn't men they are afraid of it.  the gay agenda is trying to socially re-engineer everyone into accepting their behavior and chastising people that don't agree. sorry guys, I'm not signing on. race is not a choice, sexual behavior is. and BTW, uuuuuuugh its disgusting. 

Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

queer  (kwîr)adj. queer·er, queer·est

1. Deviating from the expected or normal; strange: a queer situation.2. Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric. See Synonyms at strange.3. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious.

How is that Homophobic?

Oh I forgot.  You all probably went to Public School.


@Anthonyvop1 Apparently you completely ignored the sentence "and then had actual humans read the tweets to decide if the use of the words were negative or not." So yeah, these were all negative uses of the word.

Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

And on what Evil, Vile, Politically Correct, Hell is the word "Cripple" in some way insulting or offensive?

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