In white supremacist
belief, the day when perceived traitor
s against the white race
will be dragged from their homes and summarily hanged. It is described in chilling detail in the racist
novel The Turner Diaries
. In it, the "guilty" are strung up en masse with one of two pre-printed placards around their necks: "I defiled my race" (for those who intermarried with non-whites) or "I betrayed my race" (for politicians, educators, civic leaders, and others who are part of the system
In the novel, the Day of the Rope is given as August 1, 1993.