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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Mississippi Aryan Brotherhood

The Mississippi Aryan Brotherhood is a large racist prison gang based in the Mississippi state prison system. Despite the similarity of its name, it has no connection to the "original" Aryan Brotherhood, based in California and the federal prison systems. The logo of the Mississippi Aryan Brotherhood consists of a highly-stylized rendition of a combined A and B.

Moon Man

“Moon Man” is a meme derived from a character in 1980s McDonald’s restaurant commercials that was appropriated by white supremacists, especially from the alt right, who attach it to racist songs, language and imagery.

Muh Holocaust

“Muh Holocaust” is an anti-Semitic phrase popular with the alt right used to convey the bigoted notion that Jews routinely bring up the Holocaust to gain attention or to deflect negative attention.

National Alliance

The National Alliance was the largest neo-Nazi group in the United States in the 1990s but today is only a bare shadow of its former self.

National Socialist Legion

The National Socialist Legion is a small neo-Nazi group that originated in 2018. Its logo features a red, black and white shield with stripes and a Wolfsangel.

Nazi Eagle

The Nazi Eagle - an eagle clutching a swastika - emerged as a symbol during the Nazi era in Germany and since the end of that regime has been adopted by white supremacists and neo-Nazis worldwide.

Nazi Low Riders

The Nazi Low Riders are a racist prison gang based primarily in California; their most common symbol is simply the initials NLR, often displayed in an Old English-style script.

New Aryan Empire

The New Aryan Empire is an Arkansas-based white supremacist prison gang. Its most common symbols consist of its initials, NAE, as well as the number 234 (in either Latin or Roman numeral forms).

New Black Panther Party

The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (not related to the original Black Panther Party) is the most extreme organized racist and anti-Semitic African-American group in the United States. Its symbol consists of a leaping panther (an image appropriated from the original Black Panthers) superimposed over the continent of Africa.

No Race Mixing

White supremacists fear and hate the concept of multiracial couples, relationships or families, believing that such relationships "pollute" the "pure" white race. As a result, a fairly common white supremacist symbol depicts a multiracial couple or family, with a red circle/bar superimposed over the depiction, indicating that such relationships ought to be prohibited.


The hangman's noose, a symbol connected to lynching, is one of the most powerful visual symbols directed primarily at African-Americans.

Northwest American Republic

The "Northwest American Republic" is a fictional construct created by Harold Covington, a long-time fringe figure in the neo-Nazi movement. It is based on the so-called "Northwest Imperative," a longstanding call by some white supremacists for white people to move to the Pacific Northwest and establish their own country.

Not Equal

Some white supremacists have adopted the mathematical sign "≠" (Not Equal or Not Equal To) as a white supremacist symbol. The use of this symbol is an attempt to claim that different races are not equal to each other (and to imply that the white race is superior).

NSM Legacy Logos

The National Socialist Movement (NSM) is a longstanding neo-Nazi group that has changed its logo several times during its existence. Older versions of its logo can still be found on clothing, printed materials, and even tattoos.

Ohio Aryan Brotherhood

The Ohio Aryan Brotherhood is a longstanding white supremacist prison gang based in the Ohio prison system. Despite its name, it is an independent group and has no connection to the "original" Aryan Brotherhood, based primarily in the California and federal prison systems.

Okay Hand Gesture

A common hand gesture that a 4chan trolling campaign claimed in 2017 had been appropriated as a symbol meaning "white power." Used by many on the right--not just extremists--for the purpose of trolling liberals, the symbol eventually came to be used by actual white supremacists as well. Caution must be used in evaluating instances of this symbol's use.

Oklahoma Aryan Brotherhood

The Oklahoma Aryan Brotherhood is one of several white supremacist prison gangs in the Oklahoma prison system whose name derives from the unrelated "original" Aryan Brotherhood, which is based in the California and federal prison systems. Its patch is a shield on top of two lightning bolts and a sword, with a clover, a swastika, and SS bolts inside the shield.

Patriot Front

The Patriot Front is a white supremacist group in the United States that uses a fasces and a circle of 13 stars as its logo, often placed on top of the image of an eagle.


Peckerwood, derived from an old racial epithet aimed at whites, has evolved to become a term used to refer to white prisoners, particular white prisoners belonging to the racist prison gang subculture. Often the term is shortened to "wood" and all such prisoners in a particular prison might be referred to as the "woodpile."

Peckerwood (hand sign)

The term "peckerwood" originated as a racial epithet directed at whites. Today, it has been adopted by the white supremacist prison gang subculture, especially in southern and western states, to refer to itself. The handsign for "peckerwood" consists of forming the thumb, index finger and middle finger of one hand to form the letter "P," and the four fingers of the other hand to form the letter "W."

Peckerwood Midwest

Peckerwood Midwest is a white supremacist gang based primarily in Missouri, active both in prisons and on the streets. The gang's "patch" tattoo consists of a diamond-shaped swastika inside a larger Iron Cross. Inside the swastika are SS bolts; outside the Iron Cross are the numbers 23/16.


Public Enemy Number 1 is a large white supremacist gang based in the prisons and on the streets of California. Its most common symbol is simply a shortened version of its own name, such as PENI or PEN1. Members may also refer to the gang as the Peni Death Squad or PDS, thus PDS is also a common tattoo.

Pepe the Frog

Pepe the Frog is a popular Internet meme used in a variety of contexts. In recent years it has also been appropriated by white supremacists, particularly those from the "alt right," who use in racist, anti-Semitic or other hateful contexts.

Phineas Priesthood

The Phineas Priesthood (or Phinehas Priesthood) is a concept created by the racist and anti-Semitic religious sect known as Christian Identity and refers to self-appointed "holy warriors" in the Christian Identity cause.

Pit Bull

Pit bulls are the favorite dogs of many white supremacists, because they are perceived as savage fighters. One particular pit bull graphic has become a common white supremacist symbol.


RAHOWA is an acronym for "Racial Holy War," a term created by the Creativity Movement, a white supremacist pseudo-religion, as a rallying cry for the white supremacist cause.

Rise Above Movement

The Rise Above Movement (RAM) is a California-based alt right white supremacist group with a fitness and martial arts emphasis. Its logo features a sword stuck into a boulder; the sword also serves as the trunk of a tree.


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

Runic Writing (racist)

Runic alphabets are pre-Roman alphabets used widely across Europe, easily recognizable because of their angular characters. White supremacists to use runic letters to portray words of significance to the white supremacist cause, on clothing or as tattoos. Because runes are still commonly used in a variety of non-racist forms, their appearance should always be carefully analyzed in context.

Sacred Separatist Group

The Sacred Separatist Group (SSG) is a Missouri-based white supremacist prison gang. The group's "patch" tattoo consists of a shield over a crossed sword and battleaxe, with the initials SSG inside. Typically, the letters SS in those initials are rendered as lightning bolts.

Sadistic Souls

Sadistic Souls is a small white supremacist outlaw biker gang active primarily in the Midwest. It is also a faction of the neo-Nazi group Aryan Nations. Sadistic Souls members may sport Aryan Nations symbology, as well as biker jackets and rockers that depict a Totenkopf image and the group's name, with the first "S" in each word of its name rendered as lightning bolts.

Saxon Knights

The Saxon Knights are a large, Indiana-based white supremacist prison gang. Their primary symbol is a shield tattoo, with a shield emblem superimposed over a sword, a warhammer, and a battleaxe. The shield has four sections, two of which include the letters "S" and "K." A third section usually contains a knight's helmet. The fourth section is sometimes left blank and sometimes contains one of a number of other symbols.

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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 out significant multiple meanings but may not be able to relay every possible meaning of a particular symbol.

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