At the first presidential debate, Donald Trump was given an opportunity to disavow the violent white supremacist group known as the Proud Boys.

The Proud Boys—who have made a name for themselves by instigating violence with anti-fascist activists and Black Lives Matter protesters—insist that they are not white supremacists, defining themselves instead as “western chauvinists.” In effect, this means that they are welcoming to racial minorities… as long as those racial minorities agree that white culture and “western civilization” are fundamentally better than the rest of the world.

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