White supremacy is a racist ideology which asserts that white people (often known as 'Aryans', although not in the Indo-Iranian sense) are somehow "better" than people of other races. These feelings can range from mild (personal bigotry) to extreme (advocating political and social dominance for white people, or ethnic cleansing). White supremacism is often associated with Nazism.
White supremacism as a movement in the United States was most recently closely associated with four groups, Aryan Nations, the National Alliance, the Creativity Movement, and White Aryan Resistance, as well as many smaller, often short-lived groups. All four of these groups peaked in the 1980s-90s and are now in disarray. Aryan Nations, in particular, attempted to unite disparate elements of white supremacism around the Christian Identity belief system. Another group, the Ku Klux Klan, which has existed in some form since Reconstruction, is also closely associated with white supremacism. Creativity, which is espoused by the Creativity Movement, is an atheistic white supremacist movement.
- The new white nationalism in America: its challenge to integration. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved on 2011–03–27. “For instance, Ben Klassen, founder of the atheistic World Church of the Creator and the author of The White Man's Bible, discusses Christianity extensively in his writings and denounces religion that has brought untold horror into the world and divided the white race.”
- Contemporary voices of white nationalism in America. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved on 2011–03–27. “World Church of the Creator, an organization that espouses an atheistic and white supremacist religious philosophy known as Creativity.”
- The World's Religions: Continuities and Transformations. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved on 2011–03–27. “A competing atheistic or panthestic white racist movement also appeared, which included the Church of the Creator/ Creativity (Gardell 2003: 129–134).”