Map Shows Most 'Racist' States

Posted by Christelyn, 04 May

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.


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Racism is rife in the coal region in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, according to the map.

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

6 responses to " Map Shows Most 'Racist' States"

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  1.   luvgluve says:
    Posted: 01 Feb 16

    Racism is bad, built to destroy and cause those around them to be misersble! Heritage, on the other hand to those wanting to carry on whatever race they may be is precious too!! An (IR) is not suitable for all peoples, and should be respected as such!!

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  2.   jaggers1 says:
    Posted: 28 Sep 15

    Lmao . Most racist states and they first used Google search and second they only do a search with the N word. I hate to tell everyone but racism goes both ways. It is not only white people that are racist and that's the way they are trying to make you think by only doing a search with the N word. This is such bs. Racism is everywhere but it's how we as adults and human beings deal with it that matters.

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  3.   Dknsweet1 says:
    Posted: 27 Sep 15

    My personal experiences seem to verify the results of this query. Born in Oregon To a very large & racially diverse family was fantastic. I've lived in many states and my only negative experiences have taken place in Florida and neighboring states. Also I've found that communities with a heavy saturation of military families are the most accepting , with the military culture being the best of all!

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  4. Posted: 08 Aug 15

    This is "junk science." They left out the most important green the most racist and red the least racist, or vice versa? What, exactly, do the different categories mean? How, exactly, did they determine this? And why is this article entitled, "Map Shows Most 'Racist' States" when most of the color divisions are not along state lines? If I lived in almost any state in the eastern half of the US, I wouldn't even be able to find it on this map. The only way I found my state is because it's on the lower right hand corner. It has all 4 colors, so does that make us the most racist or the least racist or what?

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  5.   cnot39 says:
    Posted: 30 Jun 15

    That's junk surveying! Are you kidding me! Google is basing it off of n-word searche on their site LMFAO! Please do not get me confused! I acknowledge that racism still exists, but c'mon! Racist states map based off of google searches ha!

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  6.   GothBlkKat says:
    Posted: 18 May 15

    I am from the state of New Jersey and I am truly SHOCKED!

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