The far-right Proud Boys gang has long denied that it is a white nationalist organization and has instead claimed that it only exists to defend "Western Civilization."
However, Newsweek reports that some members of the group are ready to openly embrace being a racist organization and are dropping any pretenses of wanting support of non-white people.
The civil war within the Proud Boys started when Kyle Chapman, the founder of the Proud Boys' so-called "tactical defense arm," sent out a message to supporters that he no longer wanted to pretend that he wasn't a white nationalist.
"Due to the recent failure of Proud Boy Chairman Enrique Tarrio to conduct himself with honor and courage on the battlefield, it has been decided that I Kyle Chapman reassume my post as President of Proud Boys effective immediately," Chapman wrote. "We will no longer cuck to the left by appointing token negroes as our leaders. We will no longer allow homosexuals or other 'undesirables' into our ranks. We will confront the Zionist criminals who wish to destroy our civilization."
He also made clear that he believed talk of defending "Western Civilization" was really just a racist dog whistle all along.
"We recognize that the West was built by the White Race alone and we owe nothing to any other race," he wrote.