Twitter infographic shows U.S. Hatespeech patterns
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May 13th, 2013 (2:35 PM).
The anti-disability words being used are likely terms like "retarded". I don't think when one uses that term it is always hateful or geared at people with disabilities. The similar thing can be said for someone who uses phrases like "this is gay", and sometimes even "fa*". Racial slurs, well, they may be used comically or light-heartedly as many comedians do, but I would say there is more overt use in that these slurs are mostly geared toward racial minorities than it used in another sense typically. It would have been nice to know the methodologies used to clear up my questions. Overall, it is interesting.
Though, I will say this study mostly shows which areas employ more sanitized speech, but I wouldn't go as far to say more or less hateful on lines of race, sexual orientation, or cognitive/physical impairments.
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