How Racist Is Your State? This Map Will Tell You (GRAPHIC)

Is your state racist? The vast majority of us would hope not, but the facts might surprise you. Research put together by scientists from various universities measures the level of racism across the United States.

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Factors the scientists examined in determining levels of racism included how many people Google the "N-word" -- and how those searches correlated to higher rates of black mortality

The researchers then put areas into 4 categories -- much less racist than average, less racist than average, more racist than average and much more racist than average. Take a look at the slideshow to see where the place you call home falls.

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Are you surprised by the level of racism in your area?

Image via Michael R. Kramer of Emory University, School of Public Health

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