List of symbols designated by the Anti-Defamation League as hate symbols

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This is a list of hate symbols, or symbols used for hateful purposes, according to the Anti-Defamation League.[1]


Acronym Origins Meaning
ACAB Skinhead subculture "All Cops Are Bastards"
AKIA Ku Klux Klan "A Klansman I Am"
AYAK Ku Klux Klan "Are You A Klansman?"
FGRN Ku Klux Klan "For God, Race, and Nation"
HFFH Hammerskins "Hammerskins Forever, Forever Hammerskins"
HSN Hammerskins "Hammerskin Nation"
ITSUB Ku Klux Klan "In The Sacred Unfailing Being", a reference to God
KABARK Ku Klux Klan "Konstantly Applied By All Regular Klansmen"
KIGY Ku Klux Klan "Klansman, I Greet You"
KLASP Ku Klux Klan "Klanish Loyalty, A Sacred Principle"
LOTIE Ku Klux Klan "Lady Of The Invisible Empire", in reference to a female Klan member
OFOF Volksfront "One Front, One Family"
ORION General white supremacy "Our Race Is Our Nation"
RAHOWA Creativity (religion) "Racial Holy War"
ROA Volksfront "Race Over All"
SS Nazi Germany "Schutzstaffel"
SWP Californian prison system "Supreme White Power"
WP General white supremacy "White Power" or "White Pride"
WPWW Stormfront (website) "White Pride Worldwide"
ZOG Anti-Semitism "Zionist-Occupied Government"


Number Origins Meaning
1-11 Aryan Knights Representing the first and eleventh letters of the alphabet, A and K, meaning "Aryan Knights"
100% General white supremacy "100% White"
12 Aryan Brotherhood Representing the first and second letters of the alphabet, A and B, meaning "Aryan Brotherhood"
13 Aryan Circle Representing the first and third letters of the alphabet, A and C, meaning "Aryan Circle"
14 David Lane (white supremacist) Fourteen Words, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children"
1423 Southern Brotherhood The Fourteen Words and the 23 precepts of the Southern Brotherhood
1488 General white supremacy The Fourteen Words and the eighth letter of the alphabet, H, repeated twice, standing for "Heil Hitler"
18 Combat 18 Representing the first and eighth letters of the alphabet, A and H, meaning "Adolf Hitler"
21-2-12 The Unforgiven (prison gang) Representing the twenty-first, second, and twelfth letters of the alphabet, U, B, and L, meaning "Unity, Brotherhood, Loyalty"
23/16 General white supremacy Representing the twenty-third and sixteenth letters of the alphabet, W and P, meaning "White Power" or "White Pride"
28 Blood & Honour Representing the second and eighth letters of the alphabet, B and H, meaning "Blood & Honour"
311 Ku Klux Klan Representing the eleventh letter of the alphabet, K, repeated three times, meaning "Ku Klux Klan"
318 Combat 18 Representing the third letter of the alphabet, C, and 18, meaning "Combat 18"
33/6 Ku Klux Klan The thirty-three represents three elevens, as K is the eleventh letter of the alphabet, and three of them make "KKK" - the six represents the sixth "era" of the Ku Klux Klan
38 Hammerskins Representing the third and eighth letters of the alphabet, C and H, meaning "Crossed Hammers" a reference to the logo of the Hammerskins
43 Supreme White Alliance If one substitutes numbers for the letters in Supreme White Alliance's initials (19, 23, 1), then adds those numbers together, the total is 43.
511 European Kindred Representing the fifth and eleventh letters of the alphabet, E and K, meaning "European Kindred"
737 Public Enemy No. 1 (street gang) The numbers 737 correspond to the letters P, D, and S on a telephone keypad; the initials PDS stand for Peni Death Squad, another name for the group
83 Christian Identity Representing the eighth and third letters of the alphabet, H and C, meaning "Heil Christ" or "Hail Christ"
88 General white supremacy Representing the eighth letter of the alphabet, H, repeated twice, meaning "Heil Hitler"
9% General white supremacy The percentage of the world's population that is purportedly white

Hate group logos[edit]

Group Image
American Front American Front hate group symbol.svg
Aryan Brotherhood Aryan Brotherhood hate symbol.svg
Ku Klux Klan KKK.svg
National Socialist Movement (United States) NSM Odal rune.png
Stormfront (website) White Pride World Wide - Stormfront hate symbol.svg


Flag Image
Confederate battle flag Confederate Rebel Flag.svg
Flag of South Africa (1928–1994) Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg
Vinland flaga Vinland flag.svg
Volksfront flag Algiz rune on a flag - Algiz-Rune auf Flagge.gif
Imperial German Reichskriegflagge War Ensign of Germany (1867–1892).svg
Nazi Party flag Flag of the NSDAP (1920–1945).svg


Gesture Image
White Power raised fist Racist Aryan Fist or White Power Fist used by white supremacists.svg
Nazi salute Neo-Nazism in Russia (2010).jpg
OK gesture (trolling, not actual) LG WHISEN 손연재 지면 광고 촬영 사진 (30) hand only.jpg

Miscellaneous symbols[edit]

Symbol Image
Anti-SHARP imagery Anti-SHARP hate symbol.svg
Arrow Cross ArrowCross.svg
Celtic crossa Celtic cross.svg
Crossed grenades Dirlewanger Crossed Grenades symbol.svg
Hakenkreuz National Socialist swastika.svg
Iron Cross Iron Cross with Swastika.png
Odal (rune) Odal rune.svg
Sig runes Sig runes (white).svg
Triskelion AWB 777 Triskele.svg
Valknuta Valknut.svg
Wolfsangel Wolfsangel 1.svg
Triple parentheses (((echo))) symbol.svg
Totenkopf Totenkopf.png
Black Sun (symbol) BlackSun.svg
Mjölnira Thor's Hammer-Mjölnir.svg
Nazi eagle Reichsadler Deutsches Reich (1935–1945).svg
Burning cross 'The Fiery Cross of old Scotland's hills!'.jpg
Noose Hangmans Noose.jpg
Pepe the Frog Feels good man.jpg

See also[edit]


a.^ ^ ^ ^ This symbol, while sometimes used as a hate symbol, is also used as a religious symbol for many pagans, and should not be assumed to be a hate symbol in all contexts.


  1. ^ "Hate on Display™ Hate Symbols Database". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 2019-05-31.