White Aryan Resistance or WAR was the creation of long-time white supremacist Tom Metzger, who tried to build up a loose network of racist skinheads in the 1980s. For some decades the symbol has not represented any group but rather has been a logo of sorts for Metzger himself, used on his website and in his publication (originally titled WAR, then The Insurgent). Over the years it has also seen some use just as a general hate symbol. Some racist skinheads, particularly in prisons in western states, have used the name White Aryan Resistance, or Warskins, sometimes with knowledge of Metzger and sometimes without. In addition, there is a large racist prison gang based in Arkansas that also calls itself White Aryan Resistance.