The 80's saw the rise of the Punk era. This movement made popular towering, colorful, and spiky hairstyles accompanied by lucrative, ripped up clothing. Most of the extravagence of the era were to free the individual from the notion that everybody should look the same of dress in the same style, or look the same. Everyone was striving to free themselves from being sheep in the flock.
Real skinheads are not racist!! It originated with the reggae (of the Jamaican immigrants) fusion with mod (working class kids) in 60s uk. Many early skins were Jamaican, and many skins world wide are of every race and culture under the sun.
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