MARYLAND

Label 56
Company based in Linthicum, Maryland, that distributes racist skinhead music CDs, videos, and merchandise. It has Web site links on the home pages of several Northeastern skinhead groups, including the Maryland Skinheads, the Keystone State Skinheads, American Thule Society, and the Vinlanders Social Club.

Maryland Skinheads
A skinhead group that started in the spring of 2002 as an offshoot of the Baltimore Eastern Hammerskins crew, as they phrased it on their Web site, "in an effort to be more encompassing and bring in new members and friends from throughout Maryland and the surrounding area." Led by a former Hammerskin named Jason Tankersley, the Maryland Skinheads have closely aligned themselves with the Keystone State Skinheads (KSS) in Pennsylvania, and the Vinlander Social Club, and membership has been growing.

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CAVEAT: NOT EVERY SKINHEAD A RACIST
The skinhead subculture was not originally racist —and, in fact, today around the world there remain many non-racist or explicitly anti-racist skinheads (often called sharps, for “skinheads against racial prejudice”).



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