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Friday, 9 November 2012

Post Election Violence, Racist Tweets in Mississippi, Louisiana Others Over Obama's Victory

After announcing that Barack Obama had won November 6 US presidential election, a very large number of 'Hate and Racist' tweets as measured by 'Floating Sheep' were observed in key republican states won by Mitt Romney. 'Hate tweets' were recorded in states like Mississippi, Louisiana. other states include   Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia. There was serious riot in  Ole Miss ( University of Mississippi) where students burnt posters of Obama and Biden. The university administration warned students to either behave themselves or go to jail. Some students were arrested in connection with the incident.
Vitriol: Floating Sheep mapped out racist tweets about Obama across the country, starting on November 1; Arkansas and Mississippi had the highest concentration of such tweets
Map showing Racist Tweets (Arkansas and Mississippi have the highest)
A tweeter user wrote: ''F*** you Obama. Your (sic) stupid n***** and you don't do anything good for our country''.
Another tweeted: '' So we pick a worthless n***** over a full blooded America. What the h*** our world come its (sic) called the white house for a reason''.

Vigil: A crowd participates in a candlelit vigil titled 'We Are One Mississippi' at Ole Miss Wednesday night in response to the Election Day protests
Candle light at Mississippi
Riots

Outrage

Disorder
Two students arrested in connection with protest.

Vigil: A crowd participates in a candlelit vigil titled 'We Are One Mississippi' at Ole Miss Wednesday night in response to the Election Day protests
A candle light being held as a mark of oneness in Mississipi
Causality: The vigil was in response to protests that happened on campus after President Obama was re-elected as president

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