A witness to the melee outside Café Metropolis on Saturday night told police that two men who were stabbed are members of rival skinhead groups, an officer said Tuesday.
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Kevin Dougherty, the manager of Café Metropolis, said he was told that one of the men stabbed is a racist skinhead and the other is a non-racist skinhead.
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Dougherty said there is a kind of skinhead called a SHARP, which stands for Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice.
“You can’t tell the difference,” Dougherty said. “The problem is they look exactly alike.”
Although non-racist, SHARP members can be anti-gay, according to Dougherty and several Web sites about skinheads.
Link (via News of the Weird). Racist skinheads and non-racist skinheads? What is this, The Sneetches? SHARPs? As long as they can be anti-gay, I suppose they can be skinheads. Old and busted: hating other groups because you're afraid of their differences. New hotness: hating other groups because you're afraid you have their tendencies, too.
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