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Pitbull
Symbol Type

Skinhead Symbol

Symbol Description

A pitbull (or sometimes a rottweiler or bulldog)

Also Known As

N/A

Traditional Use/Origins

The pitbull has traditionally been used as a skinhead symbol, probably because of its reputation as a "fighting" dog

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Racist skinhead groups

Extremist Meaning or Representation

See below

Background/History

Racist skinheads appropriated the image of the pitbull from the skinhead subculture. One racist skinhead group, the Keystone State Skinheads, even uses it as part of their logo.



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