Hate Edge (also known as NS or National Socialist Straight Edge) is a small white supremacist offshoot of the non-racist Straight Edge movement, which emerged from the punk subculture in the 1980s. Straight Edgers eschew drugs, alcohol, meat, and often casual sex.
The most common Straight Edge symbols are "sXe" or "XXX." Hate Edgers tend to appropriate these symbols but often add white supremacist twists or enhancements. In Europe, the term National Socialist or NS Straight Edge is more common than "Hate Edge." It should also be noted that some Straight Edgers have used the term "Hate Edge" not necessarily to refer to white supremacist Straight Edgers but rather to Straight Edgers who have a record of violence. The term has also been used in other, non-racist ways within the punk subculture, so its use must be very carefully examined in the context in which it appears.