African Women Voices

How Many Tweets A Day Contain Something Racially Insensitive?

The most used term as a racial slur is “white boy.”

This based on a study conducted by Demos. Surprisingly enough the social network seems to be producing more racist slurs towards Caucasians than towards people of color. The top ten of insults are:


Everyday users write around 7,000 tweets of what is defined the Group ID slur; that is the hate speech based on discrimination from a group: whoever is not part of the group is different and most likely worse than who is in it. Says the reasearch company:

The tweets are typically not at all heated

On average the insults don’t even appear to be “that” bad considered some words are not even annoverated among the offensive terms by the wider people. Should this maybe be worrying?

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This entry was posted on 19 February 2014 by in Ethnic Minorities, News and tagged , , .

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