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    I can understand the south and west as being racist but the North Shore of Ma and central coast of Maine. :eek:

    Presidential Election 2012: Map charts out racist tweets across the nation | Mail Online

    A great deal of Americans were justifiably upset when Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the election.
    But rather than using social media to express their frustration and disappointment in an elegant way, many Twitter users instead used the platform to post shockingly racist tweets, calling President Obama a ‘n*****’ and a ‘monkey.’
    A map collected by Floating Sheep, a collective of geography academics, shows the shocking demographic of racist 'hate tweets,' many of them collected from states that were won by Romney.
     
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    Fine a handful of nuts tweet crap off the cuff.
    When you guys have your Rush limbaugh (Chris Matthews) broadcasting over the open airways he was happy for the disaster in NY (he says this after a win) What would he be saying after a loss?
     
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    Doesnt take into account population density.

    1 tweet in Mass should be considered far less than in Montana.
     
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    I think they did. If you go to the Floating Sheep link it explains the data in greater depth. What caught my attention is the Low number of tweets 395 hate tweets. I would say from reading various informal online polls over the years that the percentage of hard core ultra conservatives ranges from 20-25%. (If a question is asked that has anything to do with left vs right issues there is always a core group of 20-25 percent that votes conservative) If i take 25% of the population thats 75 million. Now of course this is very loosely based, is it really 75 million, how many tweet, etc. But even if its 20 million or ten million to only have appx. 400 hate tweets is awfully low.
     
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    I'd consider this "article" irrelevant.

    So we're tracking "Tweets" now? This country is going down fast....

    Next we'll be tracking "conversations"....

    I read the article and chuckled....it was the only reaction I had.

    Like Darryl so eloquently stated....

     
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    Lberals love to report this stuff but they keep The Chicago Killings under wrap--shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
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    unfortunately, its not as simple as that......

    racism is alive and strong right here in boston. just because bricks haven't been thrown for almost 40 years, there is a deep rooted hatred......it's in southie, dorchester, charlestown, quincy....it's in wellesley, newton, needham, weston......

    just because the region has learned to be more private in regards to this topic does not mean its not there......trust me, its there....I am exposed to it regularly and it festers at every demographic level.
     
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    Why is Harlem racist?
     
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    You'll never eradicate idiotic, moronic, hateful, bigoted, or extreme behavior. It will exist until humanity ends. You can't regulate stupid. That people tweet nonsense, or post messed up responses on youtube, only proves that there are ****ed up people in society. That will never change unfortunately.
     
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    Yeah. "On YouTube."
     
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    The NAACP is racist. Affirmative action is also racist.
     
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    Do you feel like a victim?
     
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    Do you have to be a victim to know something is racist?
     
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    Good point!
     
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    I personally don't see a huge difference in the amount of racism I observe in Connecticut versus southern Virginia/North Carolina. In fact, I see much more of a mosaic here than there, where I saw far more interracial couples.
     
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    Racism IMO is a leftover remnant of the human survival mechanism. If we were not inherently racist then the human race may not have survived to today. Ancient man had to weary of anyone who did not look, act or dress like them to survive.

    Education and civility have gone a long way to removing this survival mechanism. Some can harness that control way more than others ... perhaps there's an intelligence factor in there somewhere - perhaps not.

    As I have stated so many times ... racism in America is about the lowest compared to the rest of the world. We should always work on it as much as we can while at the same time not restricting free speech which is the strength of the USA.

    If a guy is walking down a darkened alley being followed by several people ... his survival instincts will take over ... IMO certain elements of racism are deep inside us even when we are 99% successful in controlling them. If science could identify the genes controlling it and modify them ... perhaps many wars and bloodshed would cease to exist.
     
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    This is actually a great point. The world loves to point the finger at the United States, but the truth is that we're much more willing to acknowledge and address the racism issues in this country. Therefore, it's in the news, constantly. Other countries, even in Europe, tend to ignore or gloss over the racism epidemic in their own countries.

    We all know that Eastern Europe has a well documented problem with racism, but racist comments are made very casually in places like Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands as well. In fact, I suspect I heard them because I was an American and they felt safe making those kinds of comments. I could be way off in my assessment, but I always wondered.
     

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