The Proud Boys

McInnes himself has ties to the racist right and has contributed to hate sites like and American Renaissance, both of which publish the work of white supremacists and so-called “race realists.” He even used Taki’s Magazine — a far-right publication whose contributors include Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor — to announce the founding of the Proud Boys. McInnes plays a duplicitous rhetorical game: rejecting white nationalism and, in particular, the term “alt-right” while espousing some of its central tenets. For example, McInnes has himself said it is fair to call him Islamophobic.

Extremist Files: Proud Boys,” Southern Poverty Law Center
Relevance to New England Landscape:
  • Proud Boys represent an explicitly male supremacist strain of white supremacy and fascism.
  • Proud Boys tend to attend other groups’ rallies as security or participants, revealing links between mainline conservative groups and more violent organizations.
Resources & Links:
National Leaders:
  • Jeremy Bertino (current)
  • Enrique Tarrio (former)
  • Tusitala “Tiny” Toese
New England Known Supporters:
New England Actions Since 2017: