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'Just kidding' doesn't make online slurs OK

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Young people are getting a little less accepting of racist and sexist words and other slurs they see online.

In a new poll, the majority of people ages 14 to 24 who use the Internet say they see derogatory words and images at times. They often describe that stuff as just joking around, and not meant to be hurtful.

Nonetheless, 6 out of 10 young people say it's never OK to post slurs or biased images, even if you say you're "just kidding."

Two years ago, only half of the young people polled were so disapproving.

The poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found people who are overweight are the most frequently cited targets, followed by gays, blacks and women.

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