Graphics: Colorado's score for hate tweets -- and fondness for the N-word

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First, we'll break down homophobic tweets. This map shows how the state fared in terms of negative tweets using the term "dyke."

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Not much blue on that one. But there's more for negative tweets using the word "fag" -- albeit not a lot near Denver:

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The amount of blue in Colorado for negative tweets using the word "homo" is fairly modest, too. But there are major hot spots just beyond state lines:

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And disturbingly, there's a lot more blue marking negative tweets using "queer," particularly in some mountain areas of central Colorado:

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These patterns show up in Colorado tweets deemed racist, as well.

Continue to see more maps showing Colorado's score for hate tweets.

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Nandrolone
Nandrolone

How neat! Imagine the possibilities now that Google and NASA are buying a quantum computer! "Let's take a blast to the moon baby"...Godsmack...me plaease

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Interesting ...the San Luis Valley -- Alamosa -- has a homophobic bent ... but off to the right in "Liberal" Kansas it's boiling hot.

Let's see an overlay for Religiousness / Catholicism for correlation.


rhot9839
rhot9839

Now when you say "Southern Wyoming" for the N word you really mean Nebraska right? Because Cheyenne, pretty much the east line of the state, has no color over it for that graphic.

Steven M Palmer
Steven M Palmer

Couldn't help but notice that you omitted "cracker" and "redneck" from your list of approved racist words.

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

I hear fag used about 5+ times a day...and it is never used as a homosexual reference. In 10 years people will forget fag was ever a homosexual reference.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rhot9839  ... Mikey is as geographically challenged as he is mathematically challenged ... that's why he chose journalism.

Up in the panhandle of Nebraska, they have 128 eighths in an ounce.


dfuui33
dfuui33

@rhot9839 That's because apparently being racist against white people isn't being racist. If they actually added that to the map, it would block out all other data. What total hypocritical bullshit.

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

@Steven M Palmer don't forget honkey, wonder bread, snow white, Casper, snowflake, whitetrash, trailer trash, low life :) :) :)******

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Steven M Palmer = born into a poor white family

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Aaron LeForce ... they even smoke 'em in London

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

@DonkeyHotay @dfuui33 The STRONG arms take from the WEAK minds and bodies, but the SMART ones are swift in twisting up the STRONG with the silk of their own webs.

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