Geography of Hate Attracts International Media Atttention - Humboldt State Now

Geography of Hate Attracts International Media Atttention

Geography professor Monica Stephens’ ‘Geography of Hate’ map has attracted national and international media attention, from news website Mashable to German national newspaper Die Zeit.


Stephens and three of her undergrads took a look at 150,000 tweets that used racist, homophobic or anti-disabled slurs from June 2012 to April 2013. What they found is a high concentration of hate speech—like the n-word and the f-word—in isolated areas.

Here’s a round-up of some of the media coverage:

Gawker — Map of Twitter Racism Shows Twitter is Racist Everywhere

Mashable — ‘Geography of Hate’ Maps Racist, Homophobic, Ableist Tweets

Huffington Post — Twitter Hate Speech Map Pinpoints Racist, Homophobic Hotspots Across U.S.

Atlantic Cities — Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

The Guardian — Mapping Hate Speech

Die Zeit — Hate Map Twitter

The Daily Mail — The racist map of America