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Twitter Racism

Racism On Twitter, By The Numbers

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology

Roughly every 9 seconds, someone sends out a potentially racist tweet. A new study from the British think tank Demos offers the first in-depth loo...

@YesYoureRacist: We Can Do Better

Jenny Davis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Media
Jenny Davis

The kind of individualist framing inherent in shaming endeavors, though it certainly highlights the existence of deeply racist people, simultaneously hides the ways that racism is a key structural component of American culture, infiltrating its institutions, organizations, and citizens. This is detrimental to the larger antiracist project.

An Interactive Map Of Hate Speech On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology

The most hateful tweeters in the United States tend to live in the eastern half of the country, according to a new map that pinpoints hate speech from...

According To This Map, Twitter Is Racist Everywhere

gawker.com | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices

This past semester, Humboldt State University students in an Advanced Cartography course mapped out hate speech on Twitter for a project called the Ge...

Mississippi Student's Racist Tweet Causes Stir

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices

A Mississippi high school student who tweeted a racist message during school hours may be placed in an alternative learning program as punishment, a s...

Twitter Test Case In France

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Matt Sledge

Friday links: France is trying to force Twitter to reveal the identities of users who made racist posts there. It's a new technology twist on the old ...

School Psychologist's Tweets About 'Black Thugs' Stir Up Firestorm in New Orleans

Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

A school psychologist in New Orleans is under fire for posting racially inflammatory comments online amid a debate about the school system's treatment...

What's With All the Racist Tweets Sports Fans?

Ian Carey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Ian Carey

The obscenely racist tweets aimed at Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward is the most disgusting behavior by sports fans in my lifetime. Ward, to his credit, isn't letting it get to him.