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You probably heard about the racist Twitter storm following the President's reelection last week. But here's an interesting project which maps the Tweets by location. You can check out the interactive map here. But to summarize, here are the states with the highest number of racist Tweets (adjusted for population):

Alabama     8.1
Mississippi  7.4
Georgia      3.6
N.Dakota    3.5
Utah          3.5
Louisiana    3.3
Tennessee  3.1
Missouri     3.0

I also happened to look at the groups on that are running petitions for succession. About 20 states are represented. I divided the state's population by the number of signers. Here are top 10 results:

N.Dakota:   1 signer for every 77 people in the state
Montana:    1 signer for every 102
Louisiana:   1 signer for every 160
Arkansas:   1 signer for every 194
Alabama:    1 signer for every 235
Mississippi: 1 signer for every 236
Missouri:    1 signer for every 262
Tennessee: 1 signer for every 320
Georgia:     1 signer for every 323
Kentucky:   1 signer for every 349

You'll notice the overlap in the lists. All of the top 8 racist Tweeting states are among the top secessionist states except Utah because no one had started a petition last I checked. Of course Texas is getting all the attention because that state's petition has the most signatures. But when you adjust for population, it's around 11th. There are also a lot of racist Tweets from there (mostly centered around Houston) but Texas as a whole, considering the population, is not as racist as other locales.

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