The 10 Most Sexist, Racist, and Homophobic U.S. Cities, According to Twitter

The 10 Most Sexist, Racist, and Homophobic U.S. Cities, According to Twitter

New research identifies the most sexist, anti-gay, and racist cities and states in the United States. The study was conducted by apartment search site Adobo by analyzing speech patterns across 12 million tweets posted between June 2014 and December 2015 on Twitter.

They targeted the use of particular slurs often associated with negative connotation towards women, gays, and minorities, then created maps to illustrate their findings. The study also included categories such as least accepting of transgender people, intellectually disabled persons, and overweight people.

                                               Derogatory Language by State and City                                  
OverallAnti – WomenAnti – GayAnti – BlackAnti – Hispanic
10Rhode IslandNorfolk, VACorpus Christi, TXMadison, WISan Antonio, TX
9GeorgiaDetroit, MINew Orleans, LAGarland TXMiami, FL
8MichiganNewark, NJOxnard, CABuffalo, NYMoreno Valley, CA
7CaliforniaCleveland, OHModesto, CALincoln, NEArlington, TX
6OhioArlington, TXBakersfield, CANorfolk, VAGarland, TX
5DelawareBaltimore, MDLincoln, NEArlington, TXRiverside, CA
4MarylandHouston, TXFontana, CANewark, NJFontana, CA
3TexasBaton Rouge, LARiverside, CANew Orleans, LAModesto, CA
2NevadaAtlanta, GAArlington, TXAtlanta, GAChula Vista, CA
1*LouisianaNew Orleans, LABuffalo, NYBaltimore, MDBakersfield, CA

*Worst Offenders

Some have questioned the accuracy of these research findings. They claim without a system to distinguish between deliberately racist tweets made by non-minorities from those that were made by minorities as a reclaim of the slurs, the number of derogatory tweets may be erroneous. It is important to factor this possibility into the study, as retweets are very popular with this social medium. Is it possible that discounting the appalling content of the original tweet through another tweet is actually contributing to the overall count?

For many choosing their next place to live, the process may no longer just involve determining job availability, the cost of living, and weather — they may now also be factoring in how accepting a city’s population and culture are of others. It shows that even with positive changes, constitutional amendments granting equality and Supreme Court case rulings in favor of marriage rights for everyone, there is still much intolerance and plenty more needs to be done before everyone can say they feel equal.

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  1. theresae66

    What are the most Christophobic cities, I wonder?

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    • jenna

      christians aren’t the ones being attacked here. lgbt are. you people are a majority . idiot

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      • Alfa Cure Mom

        ok? he just wanted to know the most christophobic, he never said anything about anybody being attacked, retard

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  2. jenna

    I’m in Maryland. Maryland should be the first one on there especially Baltimore county

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  3. John Smith

    I was born and raised in Modesto California. I can tell you it’s a cesspool. It’s an absolute toilet. And so those comments about Modesto or 100% correct. I have family that live in Bakersfield. Again the comments are totally appropriate for Bakersfield California.

    Fontana California is known as, “Fon- Tucky”– enough said about that.

    Now residing in Texas we refused to go to Garland or Arlington. We stop going to the garland Harley dealership because of problems.

    Now faced with a trip to Atlanta Georgia we are really rethinking our trip. And there’s a probability I’m going to cancel that trip to Atlanta

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  4. Kennneth E Fraser

    I grew up in Bakersfield and, as I recall, the city has a strong Hispanic population that could easily outnumber the number of racist dorks that gave the city a bad name. In junior high and high school white kids from the South and from south of the border mingled quite easily and I was friends with both ethnic groups. I had enemies in both camps as well for reasons that had nothing to do with race. As I remember African-Americans suffered the brunt of discrimination and derogation, what little I saw, and gays were considered clowns by most of my peers.

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