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Thanks for the concern... but you're preachin' to the choir on this one bebe.
If I worried about people thinking I was a skinhead, I probably wouldn't have my hair cropped, wear my pants a bit cuffed, straightlace my boots, wear polos, braces, or loafers. I probably wouldn't be dating one, either. Honestly, I don't mind it at all when people think I'm a skinhead. Skins are hard workers and have an rich (and colorFULL) musical tradition. I don't know if you know this or not, but being a skinhead has nothing to do with being racist... and the color of your laces/the way you tie them is a system that lost any real validity when the revival died down, and I think most people know that these days. It's truly unfortunate about your friend... probably just a case of wrong place wrong time, eh?
I'm honest to Christ not trying to come across as mean spirited here, but maybe before you try to educate us about skinhead culture, you should educate yourself. There's SO much information on the web about skins. Please read up.