Today Facebook took down the pages of everyone who was deemed to be a skinhead. How they managed to work who was a skinhead with most middle aged men having no hair is one moot point but the other is this carte blanche assumption that all skinheads are racist. Including Neville Staple – who also had his account taken down.
For every right wing skinhead there are thousands of others who celebrate the West Indian roots of their style, music and culture. Most are apolitical and some are of the left. Actions like this make no sense at all and leave the real poison in society untethered.