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15 states with the most racist tweets following President Obama’s victory

Thu., Nov. 15, 2012 7:20 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

Millions of Americans showed their true colors following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

In fact, Twitter announced that the re-election generated the most racist tweets in the history of the social network.

A company called Floating Sheep compiled the hate tweets from each state during the moments after the election. Using a location quotient and the formula (# of Racist Tweets in State/ # of Racist Tweets in USA)/ (# of All Tweets in State/# of All Tweets in USA), they came up with the LQ number.

Click continue to view the 15 states with the most racist tweets following President Obama’s election.

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