Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI)

The Black Hebrew Israelite (BHI) movement is a fringe religious movement that rejects widely accepted definitions of Judaism and asserts that people of color are the true children of Israel. Some factions are highly antisemitic, and believe that modern Jews are imposters who have stolen the religious heritage of Black people. Note: Black Hebrew Israelites are not the same as Black Jews or Jews of color, some of whom also identify with the term "Israelite."

For more information on Black Hebrew Israelites, see this backgrounder from the ADL Center on Extremism.

This database provides an overview of many of the terms and individuals used by or associated with movements and groups that subscribe to and/or promote extremist or hateful ideologies.