OSU Haters
Just wanted to say thank you for what you're doing. I will be doing something similar for my school. How do you go about getting these tweets, etc.? Do you just collect them from submissions? Thanks again for exposing hate and trying to make your school a better place for everyone.
Anonymous

We appreciate your interest in making your campus a better place! We use the built-in search functions of Twitter to find the discriminating tweets. For example, entering:

<search term> near:”osu” within:15mi

Brings up relevant results within our immediate area. Due to greater awareness, most of our tweets now come from anonymous submissions.

The latest OSU Hater of the Month.

The latest OSU Hater of the Month.

OSU was actually one of my first choice schools until I started reading all the hate and racism that's going on within the university. Should I allow this to affect my applying or just hope it gets better by next year when I would be attending?
Anonymous

This phenomenon is occurring throughout all campuses in the US. OSU is progressive enough to have multiple organizations and student groups which are working on dissolving hate speech. We are still a very diverse campus, and it’s easy to fit in with other students of similar background or with similar interests.

Can we be honest about the issue for a second? First and foremost, the WAY the racist comments were made is ridiculous. Second; I think we all have issues with cultures different from our own, honestly it's natural to view it odd, annoying even infuriating at times. I feel that the Asian OSU population tend to completely dismiss some of our social norms that can be highly irritating. They talk in class during lectures,walking 3 wide down sidewalks and won't fall into line for those passing by...
Anonymous

Here’s a different perspective. What do you guys think? Here are the community’s thoughts so far:

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I feel like the anon before talking about how the Asian students can be irritating is trying just to rationalize peoples’ (not specifically their) hate towards Asians. I don’t feel like the hateful comments were ridiculous, hate is not a joke. And while I don’t deny that there are probably Asian students that do the irritating things, it isn’t just them. You can’t label them as the only group that talk during lectures. Students of all races surely do that.

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I’m assuming that poster is referring to the Asians who are international students, to which I would say: Cut them some slack. They are not going to understand American cultural norms within the first few days (or months or maybe even years) that they are here. If an American decided to live for a long period of time in China, they would probably do many impolite things for a while because they didn’t magically understand Chinese culture.

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I agree that it’s probably natural for us to initially be wary of people from other cultures/ethnicities because they are different from us. But ultimately, to live in this global society and just to be a good person, we have to look past that and see them as people, not just “Asians” or what have you.

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First of all, only excluding the Asian community and judging the whole race for something a number of individuals do IS racism. Period. Second of all, you are talking like the whole Asian community came straight off the boat from China. There ARE such things as Asians born and raised in the US. Again, not cool.

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First of all, you are implying that no non-Asian has ever talked in class, taken up space on stairs, or been unaware that they are blocking another person’s way. These are not actions unique to Asians. It is, in fact, racist to believe so. Second of all, no one is obligated to follow /your/ “social norms.” That is an incredibly ethnocentric and problematic opinion.

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Ohio State is an international university, NOT just an American one. This idea that the minority must always conform to the majority’s standards of what is normal is ridiculous. Society thinks it’s normal and acceptable to get angry at cultural differences, but it’s not. People feel annoyed and infuriated because they feel superior (whether they recognize it or not) and they probably have no idea what it’s like to be in a minority group.

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The fact that it is a social norm in the US doesn’t mean that it’s the social norm elsewhere in the world. If you’re upset with the ppl doing the above, why not just tell them politely? & im sure nt only Asians do the above….

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Perspective from a foreign Asian

Hi, I was reading blog from blog and I ended up here. I’m an Asian from France, and everytime I read this kind of racist post, I’m really shocked about it because this just can’t happen in France.

First, due to American history, there’s a strong ethnic separation. As I studied for one year in Canada, it seems totally normal to have African association/Asian association/Iranian assoc etc. In France, on the opposite we don’t, we even strongly reject this kind of community thing, for instance the Chinese government offered a Chinese “door/arch” to Paris but it was refused because that would have created official communities while we want integration.

Second, from what I’ve seen so far in  America, many ppl feel Black/Asian/[…] before American, but what is being American? America is a young country built by immigrants and diversity and that makes it rich culturally. But the pb now is accepting differences and talk about it, not just posting a stupid tweet. It’s totally possible to feel both without any struggle!
I can go on and on but it will be just a bigger mess and sorry for my English.

ps: you’re doing a really great jobs, your answers are really neutral and well explained!

Why are you doing this? Alot of those tweets aren't even racist. They're just jokes. Some are stereotypes but id say 95% of the tweets you post are not at all racist. You should learn what racist means. Its blatantly hating someone for BC of their race. Alot of this stuff are jokes or just mild stereotypes. You are an embarressment. You think you're helping people but you're not. Please stop. You're not important.
Anonymous

"Why are you doing this? …"

Our ultimate goal is to provide awareness to the hate speech that’s occurring online. OSU Haters believes that awareness is an important first step to tackling the issue of hate speech. By increasing awareness, not only will the victims take part in the effort to be rid of hate speech, but witnesses will also be compelled to do so. This way, we can increase the effectiveness of the student groups and university organizations working on this problem by providing evidence of their necessity, and help people decide to take part in those efforts.

We expose all forms of hate, not just racism. Prejudice and promoting stereotypes fall under that category as well.

I'm sure somebody has asked this already, but there are too many posts for me to go through them all. I like how this site is OSU Haters and not OSU racists. Do you think it's time to start exposing more than just racist tweets from OSU Haters (ie gender discrimination, religious discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination)? I know every category there could be its own blog, but racism is not the only issue of discrimination at OSU and around the world.
Anonymous

We try to expose many forms of hate - discrimination against race, ethnicity, gender, the disabled, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Because of this, we accept submissions involving all forms of hate.

From the submissions, and our own findings, it seems that racism and xenophobia are more widely represented online than other forms of hate speech.

Despite this, we will continue to expose ALL forms of hate which come across our path.

If someone asks to take it down due to misunderstanding or regret, will you?
Anonymous

Yes, we will. We have already wiped identifying information from some posts.

True regret is difficult to establish - so it takes time and effort from those responsible. They could start by admitting guilt, acknowledging that people feel hurt from their comments, and sincerely apologizing. 

And if they do want to apologize and have it taken down, how can one do so?
Anonymous

They can click on the “Ask a Question” button, and provide their name, as well as the necessary details they believe will suffice for the removal of their personal information from the post.