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How or why did the Anti-Defamation League label the simple okay sign as a white supremist gesture?

People have been using this sign for a punch/tag game, signs that everything is okay, and good to go for Pilots for generations. Some say the ADL was tricked into labeling it so by petitioning groups as a joke?

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Because lately, among some people, that's what it has come to mean.

    Not everyone uses it this way, but some people do so.

    The fact that a certain gesture or sign has been used to mean this or that for a long time doesn't mean that it can't acquire a new meaning at some point.  For a long time, thousands of years, in fact, the swastika was a perfectly benign symbol. Then the Nazis decided to use it.

    • Hawk2 months agoReport

      A group of people on 4chan did trick the ADL into labeling the sign, it's on their website to be careful to judge someone using the okay sign. My guess is they were embarrassed, but then they found a few so called white supremist using it, so they validate it on 0.0001 percent of Americans. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Well 👌 then......😂😂😂😂

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  • 2 months ago

    There was a pope which was Bennedict he had the theory of year 0 if you imagine how many years has the world only 2020 years the world what about prehistiry people thought The. Bible is totally wrong with all that crucifixioj they believed that Jesus was coming to Rome suddenly he is the pope and the theorory of crucifiction there is something wrong with the buble is a symbol they do the same and Jesus was the first pope tonappear coming from Jerusalem the travesia is called that way from Israel to Rome and he ws never crucified but that is the way we all ended crucified in the cross according to our death unless you you win if you win eternally you will live on earth and people you see theyndie and born every single day annew baby appears even in the USA every singlenday are birned a baby and dies another one the population doesn't grow stayies totally the same even for America that is why there is a brand new american who will chamge the rules there is a way to think you are going to win if you oresent yourselfmin elections tonwin then you will be famous for a few years then you will be not achieved and disclassified ajd nevernwill be a success after you win if you loose you stay in the middle watchingnthem all die for success like happened to all the ones who want to win not fiorever

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    lol .. people are fckin morons thats why .. they think a cap that says make america great again means kill nggers .. why .. because the tv liberals told you so ..

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  • Random
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    They didn't label it that way until white supremacists groups / individuals started using it in such a way.  Kind of like the swastika.  The swastika was originally a Hindu symbol but then the Nazis adopted it for their own use and now that's what everyone associates with it.  If you want to blame anyone, blame the white supremacists who started using it, not the group reporting on their actions.

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