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White Revolution
Symbol Type

Racist/Extremist Group

Symbol Description

Upside down/inverted "V" on an orange background

Also Known As

Lambda

Traditional Use/Origins

The Greek letter “lambda” was used on ancient Spartan shields. Since then, it has sometimes been used as a symbol of Greek pride. Since around 1970, it has also been used frequently as a symbol of gay pride around the world.

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

White Revolution

Extremist Meaning or Representation

White Revolution leader Billy Roper claimed to have picked the image because of the Spartan defense at Thermopylae against the Persians, which is supposed to signify the defense of Europe against "nonwhite hordes."

Background/History

White Revolution is a relatively small neo-Nazi/white supremacist organization headquartered in Arkansas, created by Billy Roper after leaving the neo-Nazi National Alliance.



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