View Full Version : The most racist places in America.

05-02-2015, 02:44 PM

The most racist places in America are in the rural Northeast and South, according to a new study based on Google search data published in PLOS ONE.

The research was led by data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, who said Google data “are unlikely to suffer from major social censoring,” Washington Post reported. He said the results correlate with other standard measures used to study racist attitudes.

Other methods, such as simply asking people, have proved unsuccessful, due to implicit bias, meaning the attitudes are held on a subconscious level. Such attitudes are more likely to be expressed anonymously online, or as Stephens-Davidowitz suggests, through Google search data.

The research paper looked at searches containing the N-word, which the study notes is searched for frequently. Not all searches for the word are inherently racist, of course, and not all racists search for the word, Washington Post reported.


05-02-2015, 10:19 PM
That map is wrong. The most racist places are left wing websites, like DU.

05-02-2015, 10:50 PM
Well, since everything seems to be racist, how are we going to tell??? :rolleyes:

05-03-2015, 10:10 AM
That map is wrong. The most racist places are left wing websites, like DU.