White Power

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White Power is a phrase thought to have been coined by George Lincoln Rockwell during a white supremacist rally in Marquedt Park, Illinois in 1967 (whereby the term began being uttered spontaneously). Possibly used as a reaction to the term Black Power, it later became the title of Rockwell's book. Today, many racialist groups; White supremacists, White separatists, White nationalists, White Christians and Neo-Nazis adhere to the term White Power.



White Power is also subculture that developed in the United Kingdom in the first half of the eighties. Typically racist, conservative, and anti-semitic, it emerged in a time when the United Kingdom was experiencing the second wave of Punk. The re-emergence of the skinhead subculture, that had originally died out in 1972, came as a sort of backlash against the commercialization of Punk.

Punk theoretically was against the commercial world, but right in the beginning was exploited and promoted through mainstream media. The left-wing created the image of the Punks as Leftist (while in the beginning had nothing to do with party politics) while the revival of the skinhead style was taken advantage of by the right wing.

This media sensationalism started to label the whole skinhead style as Nazi (while in the beginning few were), with the help of the singer Ian Stuart of the originally punk band Skrewdriver. White Power was the first White Power LP, printed by White Noise (the created music label of the National Front, a party on the right in England at the time) and it came out in 1982.

At present

This scene continued to grow through the nineties and it is still expanding rapidly, partly due to much of the revenue being put into promoting the music, style, and culture to youth. It has changed strategies and targets several times but is still a growing business that produces large revenues, often tax-free.

See also


  • Dobratz, Betty A. "White power, white pride!": The white separatist movement in the United States (Twayne Publishers, NY, 1997).
  • Lincoln Rockwell, George. White power (John McLaughlin, 1996).et:Natsi-skinheadid

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