Racist Skinhead Research Paper

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A racist skinhead is a person, mainly a man, that is part of a supremacist group. Supremacist means they feel they are higher or more superior than a particular group. A classic skinhead has a shaved head, Doc Marten boots, primarily black, jeans with suspenders and quite a few typically racist tattoos. Skinheads have been around for about four decades in the United States. Racist skinheads are violent, full of hate, and prejudice. They act towards many groups. Their attacks range from vandalism to even murder. Most skinhead groups are against almost everybody that isn’t one of them. Blacks, LGBT group members, communist and anti-communist groups are to just name a few of the groups they target. They are anti-foreigner, anti-gay,…show more content…
When the mass migration of Jamaicans to Britain occurred in the sixties, the Jamaican people brought their skinhead culture with them and the English kids adopted this along with reggae music. In 1969, the album “Skinhead MoonStomp” was released to celebrate the British and Jamaican skinhead mix coming together. In the seventies, skinheads weren’t looked at with shame, so they could walk about freely. They were rowdy and violent by nature, and most of that aggression was directed to the upper class. Since the eighties each decade of racist skinheads have become more violent. The first violent group surfaced in Texas. When someone says “skinhead” most people think rude, violent, murder, and racist. That is true, but in reality the majority of skinheads aren’t any of those. Most skinheads are actually pretty decent people. A skinhead can simply be a person with buzzed to no hair or one who likes to wear Doc Martens and jeans with suspenders. Not all skinheads have shaved heads or wear these types of clothing, but they are good signs. Skinheads often use the phrase”Oi Oi Oi.” Oi! is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. The music and its associated subculture had the goal of bringing together punks, skinheads and other working class youth. Many Aussies nowadays use Oi! as a cheer or chant at sports

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