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First uploaded May 9, 2012

(Someone asked about whether it was ok to dress like a skinhead.  This is my response.)

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I made the decision to stop using that particular aesthetic because when one is out in public, people have to judge each other by how they look.  And what I looked like was a fucking fascist.  It’s not cynicism or pessimism to assume the worst about what people might be, it’s pure survival.  So I felt like my presence as a white person in boots and braces and a shaved head and all the rest was harmful and threatening.  On the bus and the sidewalk, I do not want to force others to give up their space to put up reasonable and completely understandable defenses against me and the threat of racist violence which I embodied.

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