American teenagers are over the multitude of racist and sexist slurs being used online, AP reports.

A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV revealed that a majority of teens and young adults have seen derogatory and targeted words, statements, and images online but often dismiss them as jokes and don’t take personal offense. The most targeted individuals? People who are overweight or gay followed by blacks and women.

Some teens find certain slurs more offensive than others. According to the report, 6 in 10 people said that they felt that comments or images that targeted transgender people and Muslims are severe. In addition, the teens and young adults polled also considered slurs geared at the LGBT community mean-spirited.

The poll also found that teens today are more disapproving of slur usage than they were in the past. Nearly 6 in 10 people say that using discriminatory words or images isn’t right, even as a joke — in 2011 only half of respondents felt that way.

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  • Marisa

    Maybe there is some hope for the future generations problem is we got grown ass adults who are horrible examples in this regard, which means the kids tend to follow what they see. A lot of this vulgar things we seen posted up online is coming from adults who should already know better by now. Just continuing the cycle of society’s dysfunction, then every time you turn around its somebody having diarrhea of the mouth like Paula Deen, Riley Cooper, that meat head Incognito, Alec Baldwin, that doesn’t help at all.

  • Don’t know if I truly believe this study, people say one thing and do another. It seems like they think slur against gay people and Muslims are worse than against other people. I just know I am tired of not being able to read comment on nonblack based website and seeing stupid racist trolls on youtube. Example I have is I was watching a video clip of Arensino (sp) Hall on Youtube and someone pointed out the only reason the audience was clapping after everything they said was because the person he was interviewing was black, I’m like what…

  • Apple

    Bullshit. Like in The movie The Help. Viola character states they all start out good and non racist and yet they all grow up to be the same way

  • “The poll also found that teens today are more disapproving of slur usage than they were in the past. Nearly 6 in 10 people say that using discriminatory words or images isn’t right, even as a joke — in 2011 only half of respondents felt that way.”

    WOW! One extra person!!