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

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Negative tweets from Colorado using the word "chink" are relatively scarce, but there are more of them in northern New Mexico:

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There's a power-blue spot on the Colorado map for negative tweets using "gook," however.

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For "nigger," though, there's a lot of dark blue in Colorado, with a big swatch over Denver and some noticeable red in southern Wyoming:

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Again, the tweets that show up on the heat map are said to have be negative in character, not ones where the word is used as a term of endearment or friendship. Hence, the mediocre-or-worse score on use of the word "nigger" is especially dispiriting.

The state scored better in relation to negative tweets using "wetback."

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And the results are even better for negative tweets using "spick."

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If only all the maps seen here looked like this last one -- and maybe even better....

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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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