TheScientificGamerI believe the issue is not necessarily with race--rather, the issue is with culture. The most "racist" states are ones where you have two cultures that do not have much in common, namely, white culture, and African-American culture. African-American culture, known for its embrace of loud social activity (and a general expression of the will through publicized song and dance) highly contrasts with the "white" American culture, with its origin is obviously derived from Europe, where things that are revered are treated with a sort of stoicism and silence.
Ah yes, the real cause of racism is that white americans are afraid of loud noises.
The whole "trust me I'm scientific, I posted one statistic and then extrapolated wild conclusions with no backing" schtick is a real stupid trend. It should be pretty telling that these types never cite their sources. Those statistics come from Project Implicit, and these are the the conclusions that they make in their paper Exposure to Racial Out-Groups and Implicit Race Bias in the United States (2015):
Rae Newheiser OlsonIn conclusion, aligning with findings from political science (Putnam, 2007) and sociology (Quillian, 1995), we found that greater proportions of Black, relative to White, residents in U.S. states and counties predicted stronger in-group bias among both White and Black Americans. Although we attempted to isolate the relationship between out-group exposure and race bias (e.g., by using control variables and replicating the pattern across units of analysis), it remains unclear exactly why this pattern emerged.
Any attempt to definitively say "yes this is why that is" is unscientific mumbo. The actual researchers' best estimation is:
Rae Newheiser OlsonWhite respondents living in areas with few Black residents have relatively few encounters with the low-status group, and therefore their high in-group status may not be chronically salient. But for White respondents living in areas with high proportions of Black residents, high ingroup status may indeed be chronically salient and may bolster in-group bias.
Which does not suggest anything you're saying.