Racist skinheads prefer wearing steel-toed workboots, typically with red or white shoelaces laced a certain way.
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Group Status: Active Bound for Glory is the name of a longstanding white power music band (dating back to 1989) from Minneapolis. It is popular among white supremacists. The main symbol associated with the band is a Thor's Hammer containing the band's initials. Also common are the band's initials in or superimposed over an Iron Cross. Both images derive from albums released by the group. The phrase "bound for glory" is a relatively common phrase that can be used in non-racist contexts,…
The “Bowlcut” is an image of a bowl-shaped haircut resembling the one sported by white supremacist mass killer Dylan Roof. People who use the “bowlcut” image or other “bowl” references admire Roof and call for others to emulate his racist murders.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Tennessee Aryan BrotherhoodGroup Status: Active Brotherhood Forever is a racist prison gang based in Tennessee that is also known as the Tennessee Aryan Brotherhood, according to prison officials. Its symbol consists of its name above and below SS lighting bolts. Sometimes these may appear within an Iron Cross symbol or shield symbol. Gang members may also use numeric codes such as 26 (substituting letters for numbers, the 2 and 6 stand for B and F,…
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Group Status: Active Brothers of White Warriors is a New Hampshire-based white supremacist prison gang. Its most common symbol is an Iron Cross inside of which usually appear the group's initials, jail bars, and a swastika, although the swastika can also appear below the Iron Cross and there are other variations. Additional Images:
The image of the burning cross is one of the most potent hate symbols in the United States, popularized as a terror image by the Ku Klux Klan since the early 1900s. Cross-burnings (called "cross-lightings" by Ku Klux Klan groups, to make it seem as if they are not destroying a Christian cross) have long been used as a traditional symbol by Klan groups, used both in Klan rituals as well as in attempts to intimidate and terrorize victims of Klan groups. So widely associated with racial…
Neo-Nazis have adopted the Ku Klux Klan practice of symbolic burnings, substituting swastikas, othala and life runes, triskeles and the Celtic cross for the traditional cross burned by Klan members.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Odin’s Cross, Sun Cross, Wheel CrossThe white supremacist version of the Celtic Cross, which consists of a square cross interlocking with or surrounded by a circle, is one of the most important and commonly used white supremacist symbols. Although usually called a Celtic Cross by white supremacists, its origins date to the pre-Christian "sun cross" or "wheel cross" in ancient Europe. Norwegian Nazis used a version of the symbol in the 1930s and 1940s. After World War II,…
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The Confederate flag is a common white supremacist symbol. Learn more about its use by non-extremists, as well as its recognition as a hate symbol.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Comrades of our Racial StruggleGroup Status: Active COORS Family Skins (the word COORS is an acronym for "Comrades of our Racial Struggle") is a racist skinhead group whose members are primarily based in southern California. They use a logo consisting of an Othala rune combined with a runic symbol, but they also occasionally appropriate the logo for Coors Beer. Additional Images:
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The term "Crazy White Boy" (as well as its initials, CWB) is a phrase used generically by some white supremacists (often in tattoo form) to identify themselves. It is also commonly used as a name for white gangs. There have been a number of Crazy White Boy/s gangs in different places around the United States, in the streets or in prisons, over the years. Most are small, locally-oriented, and unconnected to other, similarly named groups. Variants of this term include…
ALTERNATE NAMES: World Church of the Creator, WCOTC, COTCGroup Status: Active Ben Klassen, a former Florida state legislator, started the white supremacist Church of the Creator in 1973, portraying it as a "religion" for white people, although it was essentially just a pseudo-religion. A few years after Klassen's 1993 suicide, white supremacist Matt Hale rebuilt the group, branding it the World Church of the Creator. In the early 2000s, Hale and his group lost the right to that name in a…
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Crew 1488 (sometimes called Organization 1488) is a small racist prison gang based primarily in Alaska, though it has a small presence in Colorado. Its primary symbol consists of a swastika intertwined with an Iron Cross, with 14, 88 and SS lightning bolts inside the Iron Cross.
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ALTERNATE NAMES: DirlewangerThe crossed grenade emblem signifies the Waffen SS unit most commonly known, after its commander, as the "Dirlewanger Brigade" (later, the 36th SS Division). Oskar Dirlewanger (1895-1945) was an SS officer involved in the Holocaust and anti-partisan actions in World War II, including the murderous suppression of the 1944 uprising of the Polish Home Army in Warsaw. Even within the Waffen SS, both Dirlewanger and his unit had a reputation for sadism,…
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The crucified skinhead image is a longstanding symbol used by the entire skinhead subculture (i.e., both racist and non-racist or anti-racist skinheads). Skinheads often use it to convey a sense of persecution or alienation or that society is arrayed against them. In isolation, the crucified skinhead symbol itself cannot be described as a hate symbol. But racist skinheads often adorn their versions of the crucified skinhead with other hate symbols or, in many cases, replace the cross with some…
Daily Stormer Book Clubs are mostly informal groups of supporters of white supremacist propagandist Andrew Anglin, who runs the Daily Stormer website.
“Day of the Rope” is a white supremacist slogan referring to mass murders of “race traitors” that occur in The Turner Diaries, a novel written by neo-Nazi William Pierce. The slogan is typically used to urge or promise some similar scenario in the real world.
“Diversity = White Genocide” is a white supremacist slogan intended to suggest that multiculturalism will mean the death of the White race.
The "echo," as it is sometimes called, is the online use by antisemites of multiple parentheses around a person's name to indicate that they are Jewish or, when used around a phrase or term, such as (((banker))), to imply that the word "Jewish" should be added to it.
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The European Kindred is a large white supremacist prison gang based primarily in Oregon. Its primary symbol is a "shield" tattoo containing the initials EK, often displayed on the calf.