Negative Outlets | VideoRene Thibault | 11/14/2012
While many political science experts believe that race is losing its importance when it comes to electing officials, the proliferation of social media like Facebook and Twitter are giving people new outlets for racist views.
“These are things that aren`t overt and they`re not direct, but they are part of the fabric of our social structure, for good or for bad,” said MSU political science professor Jynette Larshus.
According to a study by Floating Sheep, a group of geography academics that track Twitter posts, North Dakota ranked fourth in the nation when it came to racist, politically-oriented Tweets. The top three states were in the southern part of the country.