Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on December 27, 2020

@WokeTemple “words = words, violence = violence, words ≠ violence, silence = silence, silence ≠ violence Any questions?” @WokeTemple “Salvation from Whiteness via the the Spirit of The Holy Greta. #CRT, Critical Race Theory & White Fragility. Join our Holy Woke Crusade.”

PG saw this, and decided to make a snappy tweet using ≠. It took a bit of looking, with one person saying to find ≠ somewhere, and copy it. Finally, a video emerged: type 2260 followed by alt x.

Before seeing the video, PG resorted to googling ≠. The first result was surprising. “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).”

A google search, “use of ≠ as white supremacist symbol”, was not very helpful. The first two results were the Anti-Defamation League. There was an NPR story about the OK sign, and a few websites that are no longer in business. The first page of google did not have any white supremacists using ≠. Neither did Know Your Meme.

Hate on Display™ Hate Symbols Database documents 214 such symbols. No date is shown, and the list is possibly out of date. Many prison gangs are covered. The only non-white symbol, seen during a superficial perusal of the list, is the New Black Panther Party. Some of the entries are head scratchers.

“5 Words is a reference to a white supremacist slogan: “I have nothing to say.” In the late 1990s, white supremacists Tom Metzger and Alex Curtis popularized this phrase, which they claim should be the only words white supremacists should ever speak to the police.”

“ACAB stands for “All Cops Are Bastards” and is a slogan … in the skinhead subculture. Because non-racist skinheads (including “traditional” skinheads and anti-racist skinheads) may use this acronym as well as racist skinheads, it should be carefully judged in the context in which it appears.”

“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.”

“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.” Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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