Racial Lingo

According to a Buzzfeed article that came out a couple days ago, racist online communities have developed a new set of derogatory terms targeted towards different ethnic, political and LGBT groups. Ironically, most of these users are seen to be avid Trump supporters. According to the article, these newly developed terms were a result of community guidelines on Twitter against hateful conduct that state;

“You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”

In preventing these accounts from being deleted, many have resorted to using newly developed terms, in order to describe specific groups. These include:

Black – ‘Google’

Jews – ‘Skype’

Mexican – ‘Yahoo’

Chinese – ‘Bing’

Muslim/Arab – ‘Skittle’

Gay Men – ‘Butterfly’

Lesbian – ‘Fish Bucket’

Transgender – ‘Durdens’

Liberals/Democratic – ‘Car Salesman’

According to the article, these new terms were first developed on 4Chan and was based on as a response to Googles’s Jigsaw program. Here are a few tweets that have been sent incorporating these new terms.

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