August 13, 2011.
The historian and broadcaster David Starkey has provoked a storm of criticism after claiming during a televised discussion about the riots that "the problem is that the whites have become black".
In an appearance on BBC2's Newsnight, Starkey spoke of "a profound cultural change" and said he had been re-reading Enoch Powell's rivers of blood speech.
"His prophesy was absolutely right in one sense. The Tiber did not foam with blood but flames lambent, they wrapped around Tottenham and wrapped around Clapham," he said.
"But it wasn't inter-community violence. This is where he was absolutely wrong." Gesturing towards one of the other guests, Owen Jones, who wrote Chavs: the Demonisation of the Working Classes, Starkey said: "What has happened is that a substantial section of the chavs that you wrote about have become black."
An outcry on Twitter began with the Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn asking the BBC: "Why was racist analysis of Starkey unchallenged? What exactly are you trying to prove?" A spokesman for Newsnight said: "I think that [presenter] Emily Maitlis very robustly challenged David Starkey.
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Comment: Should anyone really be surprised by this kind of drivel? Whiteness sets itself up as the opposite of everything bad. So, when white people act the fool it must mean that they have been unduly influenced.
They have fallen under the spell of black voodoo.
What nonsense. But it is not a new accusation. It is part of the "clashing civilizations" crap that has whiteness as so different from the Other that it must be protected and kept in a theoretical vacuum even when whiteness is nothing more than a colonial bag of brutal excesses.
After the tragedy in Norway there were enough white pundits who wanted to (needed to really) explain the massacre in terms that blamed Muslims and Islam.
No surprise there either.
I would really hate to be white about now. For real. Maybe white folks who are concerned need to start a revolution and abandon being white. It's about time.
White traitors stand up. This is your hour to join humanity.