Exposed: The alt-right cheat sheet to using racist terms on social media
The communities have a racist cheat sheet which lists codenames to use when talking about minorities.
Racist Trump twitter has come up with a new coded way to share racial slurs w/ each other and avoid account suspension. pic.twitter.com/J4AmaHFVCd— Alex Goldman (@AGoldmund) October 1, 2016
In dodging automated sensors that search for certain words, the alt-right are free to be as un-PC as they like.
Common words have been chosen so as to appear like “normal” conversations and include Skype, Skittles and Google.
Deplorables candy— ReTodd (@RubberGlueFU) September 30, 2016
They're Skittles, but white.
The use of Google and skype is beautiful. Skypes will be frustrated Googling skype and googles will be confused as they always are.— Deplorable CSH 🐸 (@CuckStopHere) September 26, 2016
The racist slang cheat sheet was discovered by Alex Goldman who noticed a number of alt-right social media accounts using strange references to brands like Skype. He discovered the cheat sheet on Onsizzle after searching for the terms online.
According to the Independent, the brains behind the new language even hope to damage the brands they use by eventually having them associated with the racist slang.
Some of the new slang is as follows.
Skittle: an Arab or Muslim
This was dreamed up after Donald Trump Jr’s controversial tweet about refugees and Skittles.
Butterfly: Gay man
trump is so wrong it's disgusting that gay men get butterfly and we're stuck with fishbucket— kiera (@crazymonaghan) October 2, 2016
Google: black person
Car Salesman: Liberal/Democrat
A Google, a Butterfly, a Fishbucket and a at least three Skypes...— Dr. Deplorable™ PhD (@Jesse_sDad) September 27, 2016
How diverse pic.twitter.com/yhPFnh1FZa
A Leppo: Libertarian
A reference to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s “Aleppo moment” when he appeared to not know what Aleppo was.
Pepe comes from Pepe the Frog, the unsuspecting mascot of the “alt-right,” often seen on their social media profile pictures.
Don't know why you persist in using these code words given everyone knows what you mean by them, you racist coward. https://t.co/JAYC4YausM— Scareton Senna (@ThatSabineGirl) October 2, 2016
The origins of using Google stems from a 4Chan chat forum which sought to intentionally associate Google with racism after the company brought out Jigsaw which promised to use AI technology to prevent online abuse. They used Google as if they were using a derogatory term against black people, in the hope that the search engine giant would be forced to censor itself.