This is a fashion-cum-lifestyle which has curiously become
associated with "White Power". Like almost every other aspect of
"White Power", this movement originated in the Black community,
amongst light-skinned Black People whose "kinky" hair indicated
their African Ancestry. Such people who wished to pass for white
could only elude such identification bt keeping their hair closely
cropped. This was often accompanied by a vigorous assertion of a
White identity, and so spread amongst into the broader white
community, particularly amongst White working class youth.
There seems to be no evidence to support the contention of the
Mullahs of the Islamic republic of Iran who suggested, as if 6 were
9, that Skinheads were simply Hippies who had cut of all their hair. As it
turns out the complementarity between Hippies and Skinheads is mediated by race, but not
exhaustively. Both remain unstable sub-cultures which can never
attain true autonomy.
Skinheads have been known to touch the
ground with their forehead in the presence of the British Queen.
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