My 7th Grade Haircut Is Now A Symbol For Hate
In the early '90s, most of us rocked "the bowl cut". The simple, but popular haircut that resembled Moe of The Three Stooges, is now a symbol of hate, according to the ADL.
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion.
The haircut infamously sported by Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who carried out the mass shooting at a Charleston, SC church in 2015, has been added to the list of hate symbols.
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Roof venerators often use Roof’s distinctive bowl-shaped haircut to refer to themselves and like-minded fans. This includes using word “bowl” as part of a screen name such as “Bowltrash” or “The Final Bowlution,” or collectively referring to themselves using terms such as the “Bowl Gang” or “Bowlwaffen Division.” They may also use slang terms such as “Take the bowl pill” or “disrespect the bowl, pay the toll.” Some use phrases such as “take me to church” or “take them to church” as coded references for violence. -ADL.org