Neo-Nazi Skinheads

Neo-Nazi skinheads are a subgroup of the skinhead culture with a propensity for committing acts of vandalism, violence, and murder against targeted groups, including blacks, Jews, Asians, Hispanics, homosexuals, and other minorities.

The “skinhead” movement first appeared in the early 1970s, when groups of dangerous-looking teens dressed in combat boots and sporting shaved heads and tattoos began to roam the streets of England. Their original purpose was to represent the workingclass attitudes of toughness, patriotism, and antiimmigration—an antithesis to the “hippies” of the same period. As time went on, however, racist and neo-Nazi beliefs became popular within skinhead groups, leading to the formation of the neo-Nazi skinhead subculture.

Over the next few years, the neo-Nazi skinhead phenomenon spread from England to the rest of Europe and the ...

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