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Proud Boys are not white supremacists.

Proud Boys has been labeled by some of the US agencies “white supremacists” and “extremists” and others as a “gang.”

Proud Boys has been labeled by some of the US agencies “white supremacists” and “extremists” and others as a “gang.”The Proud Boys has been at the center of violent political protests across the U.S. The group—established in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder and Canadian-British right-wing activist Gavin Mclnnes—is an all-male white supremacist organization motivated by hatred for other races and religions.

According to an FBI internal affairs investigation document, the Proud Boys is an extremist group with ties to white nationalism. The report also mentions that the group contributed to the escalation of violence at political rallies in various cities back in 2018.

According to another 22-page document entitled "Violent Extremism in Colorado", which was published by the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) in 2019, the Proud Boys is a dangerous white supremacist group comparable to far-right extremist groups like Atomwaffen, the Soldiers of Odin and skinhead groups such as the Hammerskins.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has also designated the Proud Boys as a hate group. It states that members of the Proud Boys regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists.

Finally, the founder McInnes has contributed to white supremacist hate sites like VDare.com and American Renaissance — making the Proud Boys' claims that they're Western chauvinists without any connections to racist groups or the 'alt-right' extremely unlikely.

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