The Brief: Hotep is slang and used to refer to men who are pro-Black, but also sexist and homophobic. They tend to believe in illogical conspiracy theories and are identified by clothing made of kente cloth and jewelry in the shape of African symbols.


The word “hotep” is Egyptian for “at peace” and is used as a greeting, but “hotep” in modern day slang refers to a person who is Afrocentric, more specifically it refers to people who want to instill Black male patriarchy.

These individuals are known for their unwavering support of Black men, even when they are in the wrong. While hoteps are pro-Black, they are sexist and homophobic, too. They also tend to believe strongly in illogical conspiracy theories.

Hoteps are normally identified by wearing clothing and hats with various types of African print and jewelry with African symbols.