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The Bee Explains: Common Racist Hand Signals

If there’s one thing you’ve noticed about white nationalists, it’s that they have hands. And something they’ve been doing a lot with their hands lately is sending out secret messages in support of white supremacy. If you see anyone doing any of these hand gestures, you can be certain they are a racist and should report them to the nearest racism reporting facility (usually Twitter).

Racism is A-OK.

This racist hand symbol is very popular right now. It’s to say “OK” as in “Racism is A-OK.”

One Race to Rule Them All

This sign signals to other people that you believe one race is superior to all the others. Just say no to the One symbol.

V is for Violent Bigotry

This is very similar to the “One” symbol, but doubly racist because it is two fingers instead of one. Some people think this means “peace” or “two,” but they are probably secret racists.


The Palm of Hitler
This sign is formed by having all five fingers extended, five being approximately the number of letters in Hitler. Used extensively in World War II and the Trump administration.


The Rock of White Supremacy
This racist symbol represents “Rock,” which is used to crush scissors, scissors being two blades working together and thus a symbol of multiple races living in harmony. It is better to lose every game of rock-paper-scissors you ever play than to choose Rock.


The Evil Eye of Prejudice
In this classic racist sign propagated by notorious bigot and Satanist Ronnie James Dio, the index and pinky fingers are extended and kept separate to symbolize how races should be segregated.


Wiggly Fingers of Cthulhu
Wiggle your fingers rapidly back and forth. Commonly used by servants of Cthulhu to signal their hatred for all races as they summon the Great Sleeper to devour people of all colors.


Handshake of Hate
This may seem innocuous at first, but it implies racism by suggesting they own your hand. Slavery, anyone? If someone tries this one on you, punch them in the face (being careful not to make the “Fist” shape above).


Cool-Guy Finger Guns
This is the one hand gesture you can be sure is not meant to symbolize white supremacy as it is only used by cool people. Anyone doing double finger guns is definitely too cool to be a racist. (They might, however, be an NRA member and thus a domestic terrorist. Oh well. At least they are not racist).

What’s your favorite racist hand sign? Form it now!

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