Community leaders and civil rights activists expressed outrage at the beating death of a black man by white youths believed to be "skinheads," and one group called on citizens to take direct action.

Sunday's slaying was the nation's third linked to the bands of young toughs who promote white supremacy. Skinheads, whose name is derived from their shaved heads, have been linked to numerous criminal acts against blacks, Asians, Jews and homosexuals.Two other black men were injured in the attack by three young men, who had shaved heads and wore military jackets. The three victims were Ethiopian immigrants.