White Power



White Power is an ideology and a political slogan describing the views of white supremacists.

As a political phrase, White Power was coined by American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell. He used the term in a debate with Stokely Carmichael of the Black Panther Party, after Carmichael issued a call for "Black Power". White Power became the name of the American Nazi Party's newspaper, and the title of a book by Rockwell. Many racist factions, such as white supremacists and certain neo-Nazis, use the phrase White Power.

White Power as an ideology is closely associated with a racist faction of the skinhead subculture. The skinhead scene first became popular in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, when it was heavily influenced by Jamaican rude boys and British mods. However, by the 1980s, media sensationalism encouraged the common misconception that the skinhead subculture is synonymous with white power ideology. One source of such misconceptions are the words and actions of Ian Stuart Donaldson, who was the singer of the Rock Against Communism band Skrewdriver. The band's 1983 LP White Power was the first white power rock music LP printed by the White Noise record label. The white power skinhead scene had a growing underground following in the 1990s, although its popularity may have since faded.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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