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Rugian
Member
Thu Sep 26 11:59:06
ADL’s New Hate Symbols: ‘OK’ Hand Gesture, Dylann Roof Bowl Haircut, and Cartoon Moon Man

Summer Eldemire
Cheat Sheet Intern
Updated 09.26.19 12:04PM ET
Published 09.26.19 11:56AM ET

The Anti-Defamation League has added the “OK” hand gesture, a mass killer’s bowl-style haircut, and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses to its online database of hate symbols. They are part of the 36 additions to the Jewish civil-rights group’s listing of almost 200 symbols used by white supremacists and far-right extremists. Many of the icons started out on message boards such as 4chan, 8chan, and Reddit before migrating to more mainstream platforms like Facebook and Twitter. “Even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old, they regularly create new symbols, memes, and slogans to express their hateful sentiments,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.

The bowl cut has became a symbol of hate as the hairstyle worn by Dylann Roof, who shot and killed nine black people in a church in Charleston in 2015. The Moon Man is a cartoon from a McDonald’s advertisement during the 1980s that became a symbol for rap songs with racist and violent lyrics. A 4chan trolling campaign said that the OK symbol formed the letters “W″ and “P″ to mean “white power.” Most recently, Brenton Tarrant, the suspect in the killing of 51 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, flashed the “OK” symbol at a court appearance.

http://www...ed-to-adl-hate-symbol-registry
Paramount
Member
Thu Sep 26 12:32:40
So they want to equate the OK symbol and a haircut to the swastika.

Okay.
Paramount
Member
Thu Sep 26 12:35:09
”Even as extremists continue to use symbols that may be years or decades old, they regularly create new symbols, memes, and slogans to express their hateful sentiments,”


So Dylann Roof got his particular haircut to express hate?

Why don’t they also put Trump’s haircut on their hatelist?
Daemon
Member
Thu Sep 26 12:52:07
People hated me for my toothbrush moustache, too.
kargen
Member
Fri Sep 27 15:52:37
100% is racist. Damn guess that means I can't have a career in politics. I know I have said, written and typed 100% several times. I'm so racist I even got 100% on tests.
Cherub Cow
Member
Fri Sep 27 16:41:04
Kargen: you fucking *literal* (not literal) Nazi!!
kargen
Member
Fri Sep 27 20:57:41
http://www.adl.org/hate-symbols

It gets worse. I was 12 for one entire year. I was also 13 and 14 shortly after that.
Paramount
Member
Sat Sep 28 01:35:49
Are we missing something?
Submit a Hate Symbol to ADL at hate-symbols@adl.org

I might submit the flag of Israel to them. It is a hate symbol that racist settlers use to display jewish supremacy over non-jews after they have attacked non-jews, destroyed their homes and stolen their lands.
Paramount
Member
Sat Sep 28 01:42:30
It's Okay To Be White

“It’s okay to be white” is a slogan popularized on the website 4chan in 2017 for trolling purposes and which was soon adopted by white supremacists (who had occasionally used the phrase themselves in the past).

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So anyone who thinks it is okay to be white is a racist?
Dukhat
Member
Sat Sep 28 02:27:35
As was intended by the 4chan trolls who decided to adopt previously secular symbols as symbols of hate. Same thing with pepe which was just a stupid cartoon frog before.

Forwyn
Member
Sat Sep 28 02:48:09
And instead of writing it off as a meme, ADL, Cuckhat, and the rest of the leftist ilk bought it wholesale.
Dukhat
Member
Sat Sep 28 04:11:17
It's not really a meme when ICE enforcement officers are mixing it in with their racist and xenophobic facebook posts.

It's a shitty way of trying to generate plausible deniability that noone buys outside of your internet circle-jerk.
patom
Member
Sat Sep 28 05:00:52
The OK symbol is still the OK symbol to me.
The Betsy Ross flag is still the Betsy Ross flag to me.
The Rebel Flag is still a symbol of the losing side in the Civil War.

I don't give a good flying fuck what any idiot group wants to claim them and reinterpret them to mean. They still mean the same thing to me they always have.

If these idiot groups want a symbol of themselves then hire someone to create one of their own.
Pillz
Member
Sat Sep 28 17:19:27
4chan trolls millions, again.
jergul
large member
Mon Sep 30 06:41:44
Pillz
Nah. The symbol has been coopted. So context determines if it is used as a hate symbol or not.

Nothing new there. Fascism and Nazism were great at stealing symbolism. To name but two.
Rugian
Member
Mon Sep 30 13:20:18
Jergul,

Why stop at two?

http://upl...ainbow_flag_and_blue_skies.jpg
jergul
large member
Tue Oct 01 15:45:16
Ruggy
Add as many as you like. The more coopted symbols, the stronger my argument.
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