Here’s What Happens When You Type N***** Into 31 Major Cities In The United States On Google Maps

Apparently when you type in “Nigger House,” into Google Maps, the White House pulls up. I think we all know why so I will spare us all a sarcastic rant. One likely cause, according to the Huffington Post, it’s the work of hackers who create fake Google Maps entries by going through the trouble of having Google send a verification card to the address that they wish, while creating fake accounts for the place and business.

As you can imagine, I find this entirely unassuming. But I wanted to see just how well our “post-racial” society is doing in this context by entering “nigger” in various major cities around the United States and seeing what happens. With the help of my colleague, Daniel Hayes, this is what we found:

Northeast

1. Washington D.C.

DC

Note: Typing “house” or not doesn’t make a difference.

2. Baltimore

Baltimore

3. Boston

Boston

4. New York City

NYC

5. Philadelphia

Philadelphia

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Midwest

6. Detroit

Detroit

7. Chicago

Chicago

8. Kansas City

Kansas City

9. St. Louis

St. Louis

10. Madison

Madison

11. Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Note: A publication for local residents in the area.

12. Minneapolis

Minneapolis

13. Omaha

Omaha

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South

14. Atlanta

Atlanta

15. Dallas

Dallas

16. Durham

Durham, NC

Note: We initially put in Raleigh, and it pushed out to Durham.

17. Houston

Houston

18. Lexington

Lexington

19. Miami

Miami

20. Memphis

Memphis

21. Montgomery

Montgomery

22. Nashville

Nashville

Note: Grand Ol’ Opry…which is apparently a country music stage. Beats me.

23. New Orleans

NOLA

24. Savannah

Savannah

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WEST

25. Albuquerque

Albuquerque

Note: Director’s Choice is a mortuary services company.

26. Los Angeles

LA

27. Olympia

Olympia, WA

28. Phoenix

Phoenix

29. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Note: Salt Lake City didn’t actually have anything; it pushes out to Park City.

30. San Diego

San Diego

31. San Francisco

San Fran

BONUS: Toronto

Toronto

Notes: Honolulu and Anchorage were also entered and fielded no results. There may be a reason for some of these places to show up, such as in the case of Lexington, in which Kentucky State is a traditionally Black university. And well, someone thought it would be great idea to refer to it in such a derogatory manner with Google Maps. But we don’t know the story behind all these places. Either way, the humor that this sort of hacking might entail is undoubtedly in poor taste. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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