Map Shows Most 'Racist' States
We've speculated, but I think the following data might explain why some interracial couples can go through everyday life with relative ease, and while others face almost constant challenges. A map created by Google revealing the most racist searches, using keywords like n-word and such things gives some indication what secret thoughts go through the hearts and minds of your neighbors.
WHAT ARE THE MOST RACIST REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES?
Racism is rife in the coal region in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, according to the map.
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Racism is also common in the 'rust belt' which straddles the upper Northeastern US, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest states.
The map revealed that clusters of racism appeared in areas of the Gulf Coast, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and a large portion of Ohio.
Racism in the New England states, along with New York, were two of the most surprising discoveries for the researchers.
Searches for n****r are less frequent in regions west of Texas.
A cross reference of racist tweets mapped by Humbolt University gave similar results.
So pretty much all the states east of Texas are racist? Hmmm...maybe it's time for another Great Migration lead by interracial couples.
What do you think of the map? Is it consistent with your own experiences? View it here.
Christelyn Karazin is the co-author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed. She also operates the popular blog, Beyond Black & White, a site dedicated for black women interested and/or involved in interracial relationships
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