stream legendary afropunk alum don letts new bbc documentary “the story of skinhead with don letts”

October 19, 2016

The word skinhead has become synonymous with racism, xenophobia, and less than savory political views in the public consciousness. For many, skinheads represent a degradation of human morality and white supremacy, both in the States, the UK and beyond. But there may be another side to the story. Director, DJ and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Don Letts looks at this very particular and very provocative British subculture in a new hourlong documentary, “The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts.” The film explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on the football terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness, both in Britain and around the world. He then reveals that its origins actually lie in a cultural coming-together that could not be further from its tarnished image, which is surprising but especially intriguing. Stream the full documentary below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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