Monday, November 12, 2012

Map of the Day: America's Racist Tweets

The day after Obama's re-election, a number of racist tweets spilled across Twitter (Check out the slideshow compiled by Jezebel if you're not too squeamish).  Many of the tweets were geocoded: data embedded within them revealed their state of origin. Floating Sheep, a group of academic geographers, took the location information and mapped the density of racist tweets.  In the chart that follows, the location of the individual racist tweets are indicated by red dots. is overlaid on color-coded states. The shading reveals the density of hate tweets in a given state:


Steve Clowney

(HT: Atlantic Cities Blog)

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