Confronting White Supremacy in New England
White supremacy has deep roots in New England. Often imagined as the cradle of Liberty, New England and Boston are among the most enduring sites of the genocide of indigenous peoples and the enslavement of African people. Specifically, white people founded banks and insurance companies, colleges and universities, corporations and businesses in New England and Greater Boston to coordinate genocide, displacement, and slavery. Thus, they gathered wealth and power to these occupied lands.
This website deals with the beloved grandson of that history: overt white supremacist organizations active in New England, most visibly in Greater Boston. While not all (if any of) the organizations and individuals here described openly identify as white supremacists, we recognize and name far-right paramilitary groups, the alt-lite and alt-right, fascists/neo-fascists, Nazis, and their friends as fundamentally white supremacist.
It is vital that communities understand white supremacy as a political movement that has stated policy goals and aims to build power to enact its agenda.
- Educate the public, the media, and local stakeholders about the groups and individuals building white supremacist movements here
- Provide accessible, reliable information and analysis about developments in white supremacist organizing
- Expose white supremacist organizing, its leaders, and strategies to build and strengthen movements for liberation that regularly confront these forces
- is organized into several sections: individuals, organizations, events, & FAQ + resources
- each section cross-references the others, outlining the web of relationships, shifting organization names, and developing ideologies of these groups
- is launched with a select set of information to provide a basic look at the landscape here, and will be updated with more in the coming months and years
- primarily focuses on Eastern New England – primarily Boston, Providence, and New Hampshire
- New England based white supremacists identify with the patriotic myths surrounding the Boston area, and thus target it
- in the coming months and years, we aim to develop and expand this resource to expose white supremacist movements throughout New England
“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are already dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act. Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”George L. Jackson, Black Panther Party