Twitter's Election-Night Racism Highlights

In today's link roundup: The worst of social networking comments after Obama's win. Plus: America's first Hindu congresswoman.

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Twitter election-night racism highlights: Jezebel rounded up the disturbing but not surprising hateful statements that made their way onto the social networking site after President Obama was declared the winner of the race for the White House.

Romney suffered second-worst home-state loss in history: Out of the 100 major-party presidential nominees on the ballot since the formation of the Democratic Party in 1828, only John Frémont in 1856 lost his home state by a larger margin than Romney, Smart Politics reports.

Dwyane Wade's "offensive" Sandy tweet: Dwyane Wade has taken some heat after he tweeted a complaint, saying the post-Sandy traffic in New York was way too much for him. "3 hour traffic just to get into the NY city ... #C’monMan," the Miami Heat player posted. Just slightly insensitive to people with real storm-related problems.

America's first-ever Hindu congresswoman: Hawaiian Democrat Tulsi Gabbard will take the oath of office over a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text for followers of the Vaishnava branch of Hindu.

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