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5 (words)
Symbol Type

Number Symbol

Also Known As

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Traditional Use/Origins

Number

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

White Supremacists

Extremist Meaning or Representation

"I have nothing to say."

Background/History

This numeral represents the expression,"5 words," which signifies, "I have nothing to say." Alex Curtis, a San Diego-based white supremacist who coined the phrase, believes that white racists in the United States should use the five words to demonstrate a "code of silence" and to help avoid prosecution by law enforcement.

 

 

 



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