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Skinheads

  • By: Vikas Gumbhir
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In the mid-1980s, neo-Nazi skinheads emerged as the new face of racial hatred in the United States. Sporting close-cropped hair or shaved heads, suspenders, steel-toed boots, and Nazi-themed tattoos, these youth vaulted to the forefront of public concerns about racism, largely ...

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