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Racist Tweets

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  1. Vitalogy

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    After the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, vocal racists took to Twitter.

    It looks like the top state for the most racist Tweets is Alabama, closely followed by Mississippi.

    The top ten states for post-election Tacist tweets - according to Floating Sheep's [interactive] GeoCommons map, - are:

    Alabama 8.1
    Mississippi 7.4
    Georgia 3.6
    North Dakota 3.5
    Utah 3.5
    Louisiana 3.3
    Tennessee 3.1
    Missouri 3.0
    West Virginia 2.8
    Minnesota 2.7

    http://www.zdnet.com/mapping-racist-tweets-where-post-election-hate-came-from-7000007202/

    Posted on November 9, 2012 - 09:43 PM #
  2. I have never seen anyone so fascinated with racism as Vitalogy is. It borders on a sickness.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 - 03:58 AM #
  3. Amus

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    On the other hand, ignoring it implies tacit approval.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 - 08:10 AM #
  4. Difference in ignoring it and exploiting it.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 - 08:53 AM #
  5. missing_kskd

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    We don't get past basic things like racism, theocracy and bigotry without paying attention, looking at the data, watching what the norms are.

    I fully support discussion like this, because it is necessary. Always.

    Would be great to say, "it's over" and just move on to the next thing. Maybe we can start focusing on the trannies, for example. They are just now really entering the discussion. Long haul for those folks to get all sorted.

    But we can't really do that. Ask my black son whether or not it's over. We've had the talk, and it's over officially as in should somebody call the authorities the right things get done more than not and in more places than not.

    But is it really over? Fuck no it's not. May never be, and he lives his life knowing there are way too many fuck nuts looking to give him a raw deal because he's browner than they are. Fact of life.

    Checked his FB yesterday. Don't go there much because, well it's FB. Messy.

    His tagline, "Proud to be an American!" Fuck yeah. Obama means a lot to him, and a lot of good is being done world wide. Obama winning twice is a symbol to the world that we all really are peers and should get over it.

    We don't all suck, but there are still way too many of us that do.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 - 10:59 AM #
  6. NoParty

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    I have never seen anyone so fascinated with racism as Vitalogy is. It borders on a sickness.

    Ive never seen anyone as fascinated with how bad Obama is. It borderlines insanity Deane..... Really it does.

    Posted on November 10, 2012 - 01:28 PM #
  7. Go Tide!

    Alabama occupies the bottom rung, or nearly so, in just about every quality of life metric you can research.

    They rank 49th in Education; I’m sure someone in Birmingham sent Mississippi a thank you card for helping them escape being 50th.
    High infant mortality
    Low access to health care
    High in those lacking health care coverage
    Near the bottom in economic growth
    Near the bottom in professional opportunity
    Near the bottom in interest access
    High in fat people
    Among the highest divorce rate in the nation. Ah, family values.
    High in institutionalized political and economic racism

    They should just adopt Fox New’s unofficial slogan and be done with it.

    Alabama: Not racist. Just #1 with racists.

    Proper accreditation due: Matt Groening.

    Sidebar: Amazing how many red states are wholly, completely, totally, fucked up, isn’t it? I’m sure there’s no correlation at all with that and voting reliably Republican. It’s probably coincidental.

    Might be time for some introspection, Deane.

    Posted on November 12, 2012 - 12:17 PM #
  8. NoParty

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    Might be time for a lobotomy!

    Posted on November 12, 2012 - 01:56 PM #

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