White supremacist extremists often use imagery that can be broken down into four categories—traditional, religious, Nazi-related, and Internet-based—to convey their ideology, show support for a specific group, or intimidate minority populations. These symbols should not automatically be assumed to be hate-related, but should be evaluated in the context in which they are used.
Recently, our office partnered with the Anti-Defamation League to produce a comprehensive resource on the current imagery we are seeing in the white supremacist movement. Tune in as our analysts explore these symbols and their meanings.
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ABOUT THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)
Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations organization. The ADL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with supporters and partners throughout the United States and around the world.
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.