Group Status: Legacy (the group is no longer active but some symbols may remain as tattoos, graffiti, etc.)
White Aryan Resistance or WAR was the creation of long-time white supremacist Tom Metzger, who tried to build up a network of racist skinheads in the 1980s. For some decades the symbol has not represented any group but rather was used as a logo of sorts for Metzger himself on his website and in his publication (originally titled WAR, then The Insurgent). Over the years it has also seen some use 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.