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Guess Which States Produce The Most Anti-Latino Tweets

Twitter can be a place where Internet trolls come to spit out hateful, 140-character messages of bullying — just ask Tay, Microsoft’s AI chatbot who was turned into a woman-hating, anti-Semite who wanted to exterminate all Mexicans just 24 hours after it was thrown to the Twitter wolves.

But where are the most the cities with the most racists tweets, specifically against Latinos, coming from? Surprisingly, from one of the most progressive states in the country: California.

Despite its diversity, California placed in the top 10 ?.

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Recently, apartment-finding website Abodo tracked “the language Americans use when tweeting about different races, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.” From the data gathered, Adobo created lists to inform customers of the most tolerant and least tolerant cities.

Abodo explains on their blog that they scraped Twitter between June 2014 to December 2015 for this project, looking for specific key words that would affect different segments of the population, like “women,” “gay and lesbian people,” “intellectually disabled people,” “black people” and “hispanic/Latino people.” For Latinos, those slurs included “spic,” “wetback” and “beaner.”

Overall, they looked at more than 12 million tweets. And what did they find?  Out of all the cities, towns, parishes, etc. in the United States, California produced six of the top 10 cities for anti-Hispanic tweets, with five landing in the top spots. Guess there isn’t so much California love after all.

Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Modesto, Fontana and Riverside, Calif. are the top five cities with the most anti-Hispanic tweets in the country.

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Most, if not all of these cities, have one thing in common. Can you guess what that is? Here’s a clue:

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Yep, all of these cities have sizable Latino populations. Bakersfield, according to Census data, is slightly over 45 percent Latino. This commonality wasn’t lost on Abodo, who noted that the states that ranked the highest for bigoted tweets also happened to be the five states with the largest share of Latinos. In contrast, places like Maine (the whitest state in America) ranked pretty low.

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Bad Bunny Says He’s Collab With BTS And We Need To See This Start Happening Now

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Bad Bunny Says He’s Collab With BTS And We Need To See This Start Happening Now

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The world is currently asking, “Will fans get a Bad Bunny and BTS collab?” In short, maybe. Bad Bunny recently teased that he would be down to do a collab with the K-Pop sensation and the two fandoms are ecstatic.

Bad Bunny is totally open to doing a collaboration with K-Pop sensation BTS.

Bad Bunny was a recent guest on “E!’s The Rundown” when the host asked her about all of his impressive collabs. She then asked him what he though about doing a collab with BTS and he was genuinely shocked and excited at the same time.

“Oh wow,” Bad Bunny said. “I have to learn how to dance first, right. I know how to dance but not like BTS.”

He then showed what dancing he can do and confirmed that he would collab with them once he learned how to dance.

Of course, fans are all abuzz with the potential of a collab.

People are ready to show him how to dance so they can get that collab going. There is no time to waste in getting this going. The people have been given a glimpse of the future that they want and there is nothing that is going to stop them from getting it. You can’t just tease the people with this kind of musical majesty.

Fans are calling on members of BTS to start reaching out to get this done.

With technology what it is today, they can all get on a video call and teach Bad Bunny their moves. Zoom and FaceTime are making the world work better and more directly across borders as we wait out this virus. If you can conference call your company then you can definitely Zoom to learn some dance moves for what is clearly a very wanted collaboration.

Fans are hyping each other up to make sure that we all do our part to make this happen.

There has been non stop chatter on social media calling for this collaboration made of music greats to happen. Bad Bunny and BTS have taken over the world with music that is not in English. People around the world are vibing to Korean and Spanish music thanks to these two musical geniuses.

We are truly all on the edge of our seats hoping that this kind of collaboration becomes a thing.

READ: BTS And It’s ‘Army’ Donated Over $2 Million To Black Lives Matter

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Sen. Ted Cruz Faces Backlash Over Insensitive Tweet About Thanksgiving And Covid

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Sen. Ted Cruz Faces Backlash Over Insensitive Tweet About Thanksgiving And Covid

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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been criticized for misleading the public on Covid. Last week, the Texan faced backlash after criticizing a Democratic senator for wearing a mask while inside the Senate. Covid cases are surging in all states with Texas among the worse, but Sen. Cruz will do anything to protect his Thanksgiving.

Sen. Ted Cruz is taking a big stand in the name of Covid community spread.

The week before Thanksgiving, Sen. Cruz posted a tweet implying his stance to gather for Thanksgiving. Health experts in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging Americans to avoid gatherings and traveling for the holiday season as cases spike to all-time highs.

“Right now, we’re alarmed, again, with the exponential increase in cases and hospitalists and death,” Dr. Henry Walke said in a press conference. “Amidst this critical phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period.”

The Republican politician is facing backlash for the insensitivity of the tweet.

Cases of the virus are surging as Americans tire of social distancing with no leadership or assistance from the federal government. Millions of Americans are being forced into renewed lockdown measures to prevent a post holiday surge as cases continue to climb. The U.S. has experienced an 18-day trend of more than 100,000 cases daily.

The U.S. needs to heed the science and experience in Canada. In October, Canadians gathered for Thanksgiving celebrations and it spelled disaster. Six weeks after the holiday, Canada broke Covid records and the country was faced with the worst of the outbreak.

The tweet is more upsetting to people from the senator’s homestate.

El Paso dealt with a devastating spike. The Texas county was hard hit as Covid surged leading to mobile morgues being packed with bodies of Covid victims. County officials were pleading with El Pasoans to do their part in making sure the virus doesn’t spread. Sen. Cruz’s tweet shows a lack of compassion for Texans suffering from the pandemic as Thanksgiving approaches.

Some Twitter users are pointing out Texas’ food crisis creating long lines for food banks.

Texas, which became the first state to record 1 million infections, has seen an increase in the need for food. According to CNN, The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) gave out about 600,000 pounds of food for 25,000 people in the area. Millions are losing unemployment benefits after Covid and the lack of a federal response prompted mass layoffs across the nation in various industries, especially the hospitality industry.

We have to be vigilant as the holidays approach to protect our loved ones.

More than 250,000 people have died from Covid since the virus started to spread in the U.S. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with the virus that Sen. Cruz dismisses. It is important to remember that you need to wear masks, social distance, and wash your hands to slow the virus’ spread. We are getting closer to a vaccine but we still have to put in the work to protect ourselves.

READ: Several California Politicians Go Against Covid Guidelines In Last Couple Weeks Sparking Outrage

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