Saturday, August 20, 2011

Witch-finders already have their sights on me (UK: "whites have become black")

Witch-finders already have their sights on me (UK:

"whites have become black"):

Historian David Starkey has defended his controversial outburst on Newsnight which sparked a racism storm following the riots - by protesting that the subject of race has become unmentionable.

The writer and broadcaster was condemned for commenting on Newsnight that 'whites have become black', while appearing to blame the disorder on black 'gangsta' culture.

Hitting back at his detractors, he said the reaction to his remarks had been hysterical.

David Starkey sparked anger as he suggested that black 'gangster' culture had become the norm 'We will not continue, I think, to tolerate being lied to and cheated in the matter of race,' he wrote in the Daily Telegraph. 'Instead of 'not in front of the children', we want honesty.'

The historian's original comments prompted hundreds of complaints, with the BBC saying viewers felt his contribution to the programme was 'inappropriate and racially offensive'.....

He wrote: 'The subject has become unmentionable, by whites at any rate. And any breach has been punished by ostracism and worse..

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