does twitter add to racism against blacks?
when i go on twitter i see blacks using the trending topics as a way of being really ignorant. the language and inuendos are not something that i think should be used as kids use twitter to and it seems that the black community is by far the most vulgar which bothers me and some of my black friends.
The problem is that not only are blacks using the trending topics, language and inuendos. Young people are just as involved in the same practices as well as other persuasions (Caucasion, Asian, Native American, you name it). I think you are of the opinion that blacks are the most vulgar and I do respect that. Frankly I think vulgarity hasn't a color, name, or price! I am not convinced Twitter is to blame here. Pray, pray, pray! Thank you, ncdf001
Why are young children even on twitter? I'm sorry but unless you are a celebrity, or use it for business what is the point about following an average Joe? A racist is a racist regardless, twitter or no twitter, and that's why they have a report a violation link. "Black Community"? I'm black but I'm not on twitter posting profanity...... smh
Twitter goes by data that is being entered. Twitter is not racist. Possibly that you are the racist one for thinking that? o_O
How could it. Twitter is just software. People can be racists not machines.
it doesn't matter why kids are on twitter or if it is just software or that it just uses data. where do people come up with these ideas. twitter is used by millions of people, not just celebrities and business people. i go on twitter and i see how people talk on there so at least answer the question. i'm not saying racism is right or good or proper. what i'm saying is that when i see a trending topic like many on there and 90% of the profanity is coming from blacks it bothers me. i know people who are amazed that anyone would use that kind of language on a social network that DOES have kids on it. stop trying to defend people just because i used the term "black community" and try using honest observations. i have friend of different races, religions and i'm here to say that twitter makes blacks look like rude pigs. screw being politicaly correct.
I would really like to see some backup on the "90% of profanity is coming from blacks." I don't know where that statistic was published. Do you not have a choice of what people you follow on Twitter? I am a subscriber, and the small amount of time I have spent on there I have seen no profanity. I think the only thing I've seen on there that I wouldn't want my kids seeing was someone talking about how much they were going to drink on that particular night. I hate to say it, but maybe twitter *is* adding to certain people's racism - but I don't see it as a Twitter problem. I see it as a racist's problem.
twitter is just a software. its like using a gun, the good and the bad comes from the intent of the user but the gun itself is just an object.
I agree with a lot of people that have posted it is not twitter that is the problem it is the people.
vulgarity may have more to do with class and economics than race, if it appears that way to you it might be because of the economic divides in our country. I think in south africa where lots of "white" people are going into ghettos and things are switching, u might find the white people being more bitter, vulgar, etc than the "black" people who are quickly gaining economic status
Ahhhh, I sorry, can you pleae discribe racism, I not sure I have every know what that is? I have NO idea what you are talking about. This is NOT 1950
No i don`t think twitter is in anyway adding to racism against people of colour, i believe that it`s just a trend. and as trends go it will all blow over in time. for the parent who are worried about children on twitter they should make sure their adult content on their computer is set right so as not to allow their children access to twitter if they are that worried. however we all know that children will always find a way round things if they put their minds to
Assuming that "twitter"-ers can choose who they follow and whose "tweets" they see, it seems to be an issue of what you choose to look at on twitter. Undeniably, anyone can come off as ignorant; regardless of race. Certainly there are specific cultural trends the African American community may tweet about avidly, but this is not to be differentiated from the same way the stereotypical, white, middle-aged woman would tweet about her love for John Mayer.
In regard to the children exposed to this content, there's nothing we can do. The internet has opened quite an infinite gateway of information for young people. By going through google, a simply combination of words and click of a mouse can bring a child to racist, inappropriate, and/or offensive material. Pornography, hateful words, crude humor, it's all there for them. Trying to shelter children from the real hate and ignorance of common people is not the answer, instead we must teach them not to think in the same manner.
Maybe it seems that way because there may be a greater number of blacks using twitter regularly? This is just a guess based on what I have seen on twitter. I see more blacks using it than whites or asians. But they all use profanity equally the way I have seen it.
No! Twitter itself does not! It's any Racist who makes racist remarks ON(ul) Twitter that does.
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