Study: Madison 10th Most-Racist City Based On Tweets

Study: Madison 10th Most-Racist City Based On Tweets

Study Analyzed 12 Million Tweets for Derogatory Language Against LGBT People, Blacks, Hispanics, and Women

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Top-10 U.S. city for anti-black tweets?

A new report says that Madison, Wisconsin — a city of dozens and dozens of accolades — just made a list that they should not be proud of.

Using data culled from Twitter by apartment-location startup Abodo, Madison has sent the 10th-most anti-black tweets in an 18-month span starting in June 2014. The study analyzed 12 million Tweets for derogatory language against LGBT people, blacks, Hispanics and women.

Buffalo, meanwhile, recorded the highest rate of anti-gay tweets, and the eighth-highest rate of anti-black tweets, which prompted a recent story about the rankings from The Buffalo News.

Overall, as U.S. states were concerned, Louisiana had the highest rate of derogatory tweets — 1 per 87 — followed by Nevada and Texas. However, West Virginia had the highest rate of racist tweets, with 83.2 per 100,000, more than double that of any other state.

Written by Madison365 staff

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