Hate on Display™ Hate Symbols Database

This database provides an overview of many of the symbols most frequently used by a variety of white supremacist groups and movements, as well as some other types of hate groups. 

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14 Words

14 Words is a reference to the popular white supremacist slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

5 Words

The 5 Words refer to a phrase that some white supremacists advocate should be the only words ever spoken to the police: "I have nothing to say."

ACAB

The acronym ACAB stands for "All Cops Are Bastards" and is a slogan of long standing in the skinhead subculture. Because non-racist skinheads may use this acronym as well as racist skinheads, it should be carefully judged in the context in which it appears.

Anti-Racist Is a Code for Anti-White

"Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White" is a racist slogan that became popular among white supremacists in the mid-2000s. It represents an attempt to create a rebuttal to accusations of racism.

Blut und Ehre

"Blut und Ehre" is a German phrase that translates into "Blood and Honor;" it was popularized by the Nazi Party (as a Hitler Youth slogan and elsewhere). Since World War II, this German phrase (and even more so for its English translation) has commonly been used by white supremacists in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.

German Phrases

A number of white supremacists, especially neo-Nazis and racist skinheads, may use various German (or German-like) words or phrases, often derived from Nazi Germany or earlier German ultranationalists, but also sometimes more modern (such as "Weiss Macht" for "White Power").

HFFH

HFFH is an acronym used by the Hammerskins, a large racist skinhead gang. It stands for "Hammerskins Forever, Forever Hammerskins," a format probably adopted from biker gangs.

Love Your Race

"Love Your Race" is a white supremacist slogan originally popularized by the neo-Nazi National Alliance. In white supremacist literature and fliers, the phrase is often accompanied by an idealized image of a beautiful and/or maternal white woman.

Meine Ehre Heisst Treue

"Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" is a German phrase that translates roughly to "My Honor Is Loyalty." This phrase was used as a motto of the Waffen SS in Nazi Germany; as a result, many neo-Nazis and other white supremacists around the world use this German phrase, or English equivalent.

ROA

ROA is an acronym for the white supremacist slogan "Race Over All," popularized by the neo-Nazi/racist skinhead gang Volksfront.

Sieg Heil

"Sieg Heil" is a German phrase that translates to "Hail Victory." The Nazi Party in Germany adopted the phrase, which became one of its most widely used and notorious slogans. As a result, after World War II, white supremacists in Europe, North America, and elsewhere adopted the phrase as well.

SWP

SWP is an acronym for the white supremacist slogan "Supreme White Power." It seems to have originated on the West Coast, probably in California's prison system.

WP

WP is an acronym for the common white supremacist chant "White Power." In some contexts, WP may refer to "White Pride" instead.

WPWW

WPWW is a common white supremacist acronym that stands for "White Pride World Wide." The phrase is used as part of the logo for Stormfront, the largest white supremacist website on the Internet, which accounts for its widespread use by white supremacists.

ZOG

ZOG is a white supremacist acronym for "Zionist Occupied Government," which reflects the common white supremacist belief that the U.S. government is controlled by Jews.

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All the symbols depicted here must be evaluated in the context in which they appear. Few symbols represent just one idea or are used exclusively by one group. For example, the Confederate Flag is a symbol that is frequently used by white supremacists but which also has been used by people and groups that are not racist. Similarly, other symbols in this database may be significant to people who are not extreme or racist. The descriptions here point our significant multiple means but may not be able to relay every possible meaning of a particular symbol.

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