I randomly received this tweet a few moments ago from a “proud patriot”:
It baffles me that this mis-conception about skinheads being racist is still being thrown around in 2013.
To this girl, and anyone else who is ignorant to the sub-culture, please bare in mind that the original skinheads were in fact apolitical, with many then becoming anti-racist/anti-fascist. The early British sub-culture combined elements of English mods and immigrant Jamaican rude boys. It wasn’t till BONEHEADS (named after exactly what they are) attempted to hijack the scene that this whole way of life became distorted.
(A black skinhead? Say it ain’t so!)