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Chick-fil-A apologizes for tweet some considered racially insensitive
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Chick-fil-A apologizes for tweet some considered racially insensitive

Chick-fil-A has issued an apology after posting a tweet that many have people have called racially insensitive. A Twitter user tweeted at Chick-fil-A on Sept. 9, which said “grilled spicy deluxe but still noooo spicy nuggets…………” which included a GIF of a cow chewing. The fast food chain’s official Twitter account replied to the tweet saying, “Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don!” Your community will be the first to know if spicy items are added to the permanent menu, Don! — Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) September 9, 2022 “The response was a poor choice of words but was not intended in any way to be insensitive or disrespectful,” a Chick-fil-A spokesperson told TODAY. “We often use the term ‘community’ in a broade...
Study shows hateful tweets increase as temperatures rise
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Study shows hateful tweets increase as temperatures rise

A new study released indicates that as temperatures rise, hateful tweets sharply increase too. The study, published this month by The Lancet Planetary Health, documented a 22% jump in racist, homophobic and misogynist tweets whenever temperatures were recorded above 42 degrees Celsius. Conversely, however, the study showed that hateful tweets increased by 12% when temperatures dropped below minus 3 degrees Celsius.  Data from the study relied on machine-learning algorithms which identified about 75 million hate tweets in written in English in 773 cities across the United States between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2020. The tweets were documented and statistically compared with the local temperatures. The hateful tweets dropped when temperatures were between 15 to 18 degrees Celsius. More...
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Georgetown law professor resigns over racist tweets about Ketanji Brown Jackson

A law professor at Georgetown University has resigned after reportedly sharing a series of racist tweets about Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The professor made comments about the Supreme Court justice’s nomination because she is a Black woman President Biden selected for the post. He later apologized and deleted the tweets. The apology was also later deleted. The professor was placed on leave but was rehired earlier this month before resigning from his position this week. The decision to rehire the professor upset many Black students who felt his presence would be disruptive and he would be prejudiced in a teaching environment. The professor complained the university infringed on his rights to free speech because his comments on Twitter didn’t align with their be...