A new study has found that white men are far more likely than women to find the words “mean” and “cunt” in tweets.
The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that the words were used in almost equal numbers by both men and women.
The research also showed that white males use mean and cumulatively more words than white women, and that mean and other negative words were most common among black and Hispanic men.
The findings suggest that white people, as a group, are not yet comfortable using words such as “faggot” or “queer” in everyday conversation, said lead author David Weinstock, a psychology professor at University of Texas.
Weinstocks study, conducted on 2,000 white people from across the country, found a pattern of language usage that is common among white men and is in line with research published in 2013.
“We found that, on average, white men use more than twice as many words to describe blacks and Hispanics as white women do,” Weinstocker said.
“This is the first study that I’ve seen that shows these patterns are happening across all genders.”
The researchers used a set of criteria to determine what was considered a positive or negative word, which they defined as any word that has the potential to elicit a positive response.
Weinsons team also used a metric called “cinematic content,” which is based on the amount of time spent watching video clips of people using the words.
The researchers found that black men used mean more than women, but were far more often called out for it.
This suggests that the “mean-cunt-white” divide is a more subtle form of the “nostalgia-for-white-girls” divide.
Weintsons team concluded that this “nontalgia-plus-nostalgic” divide exists because white men tend to think of the term as derogatory, rather than an accurate descriptor.
“When we talk about the mean, we’re talking about people that are less likely to see themselves as being mean, and the more negative they see themselves, the more they use it,” Weinsocks said.
The study found that men and black women are more likely to use the word “fag,” but the same pattern was seen with negative words.
According to Weinstons, “the more negative you are, the less likely you are to use mean.
In fact, this is the opposite of what you would expect.
You would expect women to use a positive word more often, and men to use less negative words.”
According a 2012 study by Weinstins team, the mean-cub-queer-crap divide is especially evident in online communities, with men using mean far more frequently than women.
This means that white women and black men have a tendency to see mean as negative, rather that as neutral, which the researchers say is a subtle form.
“The word ‘mean’ has always been used in terms of racism, but it’s never been used this way,” Weintson said.
He added that while some men have expressed their disdain for “mean,” “most people don’t really know what ‘mean,’ or what they mean by it.”
Weinstocks team says the research could be used to help educate people about how to be more respectful in online conversations, and to make people more aware of how offensive the terms mean.
“These are terms that have become so ubiquitous in social media that people don.t necessarily know how to think about them,” Weintocks said, “especially when you consider the history of racism in America.”