Racism and homophobia east of the Rockies


There are assholes everywhere, and there are people in San Francisco who use racist and homophobic slurs. But this interactive map (based on students at Humboldt State analyzing 150,000 nasty tweets (the academic life for you), suggests that the most concentrated jerkfaces are east of the Rocky Mountains. Either that or they use Twitter more.


So much for that theory.

Posted by Guest on May. 13, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

not really, the geographic center of population is kansas city.

Posted by pagebike on May. 13, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

So the average America lives 1,000 miles from the east coast and 2,000 miles from the west coast

Posted by Guest on May. 13, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

Was this a study of all races, or just whitey?

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 8:23 am

race, followed by hispanics and then whites.

Since racism is foten held to be a product of poor education, you will typically find the most racism in places where people are poorly educated. That includes the rural south as well as, say, urban area's in the rustbelt.

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 9:39 am

I've never heard that blacks are "the most racist", and even if it were "widely reported", that doesn't mean it's true. The people who are "the most racist" are those who attempt to single out a group of people to paint with a wide brush. That would be you.

Posted by Guest on May. 16, 2013 @ 10:28 am

Perhaps you don't live in a diverse neighborhood like I do. If you did, you'd know.

Posted by Guest on May. 16, 2013 @ 11:08 am

I find it curious that the list of derogatory terms tracked did not include any referring to the white population. For that reason, I believe this study is incomplete, unless of course the study does not define hostile phrases used specifically toward white people as "racist"... In which case it is not only incomplete, it is just flat-out biased.

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 10:25 am

At this point in time, there is probably more racism against whites than against any other race.

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 10:45 am

LOL. Do you have a reason to believe that other than that it's nice to believe?

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

about whites was because, duh, there were no racial epithets about whites in the cited article.

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

Wait, they have white racial epithets? Can you name some examples?

Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 2:49 pm
Posted by Guest on May. 14, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

LOL....blacks & minorities MOST RACIST? REALLY? Then how is it, RACISM has socially, politically, and financially benefitted WHITE AMERICANS more in the last 250 years lets say, then it has any "minority"? Is this really 2013? There is plenty of RACISM/Homophobia West of the Rockies too, but it's very veiled, and hidden under layers of "hipster liberalism".SF needs to explain the trashy,poor, ghettofied environment's of: Bayview, Hunter's Point, The Tenderloin, and parts of the Mission before it sits in judgement of anybody else's city and region, based on some racial bias and/or homophobia.

I love how LIES are just the order of the day. Southern California (still the south) Los Angeles, San Bernadino County, OC, Inland Empire & San Diego County...serious racism & homophobic attitudes, as well as parts of Norcal.So the west isn't immune, just under-reported.

Posted by T Moreland on May. 15, 2013 @ 7:10 am

and in a couple of ways.

First, they are elss inhibited about citing stereotypes than whites, who have been cowed by poitical correctness into never offending anyone ever, even when they deserve it.

Second, blacks are very likely to play the race card whenever life doesn't go their way.

IOW, non-whites are more focused on race than whites, much like gays are more focused on their sexual identity than straights.

Posted by Guest on May. 15, 2013 @ 8:19 am

Things I've observed as a white man living in a predominatley black neighborhood that I did not experience in perdominately white neighborhoods.:

High speed joy riders (50 to 60 mph), who are black, driving through neighborhoods where predominately black children under the age of eight often play in the streets.

Being frequently passed by "impatient" black drivers in the same neighborhood despite driving the posted speed limit.

Being all but run down while riding a bicycle, by a black driver, then being screamed at by the same black driver for getting in his way, though there was plenty of room on the road for both of us and a third car if necessary.

Being accused of being a racist just for standing for my equal right to share the roadway.

I've come the the view that there is a sense of entitlement that American Black culture instills in their community members, which I don't experience from Latinos, Asians, Gays, or African immigrants.

As a white man, I feel more comfortable and welcomed at events hosted by Muslims, Hispanics, Nigerians, Indians, or any other immigrant minority group than I ever felt at a Black American event.

Something is going on here, but don't point the black finger at me and claim I can't tolerate differences.

Posted by Guest on May. 16, 2013 @ 2:10 am

Not only that but you are seriously biased againt African Americans. Deal with it.

Posted by "black finger" on May. 16, 2013 @ 10:33 am

Judging from the comments here, I think HSU students should take another look at racism on the West coast, particularly in the bay area. They may need to redraw the map.

Posted by Ana on May. 16, 2013 @ 10:37 am

Several here openly admit to hating Asians.

Posted by Guest on May. 16, 2013 @ 11:09 am