David Starkey has been allowed to empower genocidal racists for too long

Starkey is not a very good historian of British history, so to expect him to know much about anywhere else in the world is stretching it.

His lies about the slave trade were just the latest in a long line of racist utterances.

During the 2011 riots, which involved more white people than black, Starkey claimed it was only happening because white kids “were turning black”.

People like Starkey – and fellow travellers such as ex-leftie Melanie Phillips, Rod Liddle, Toby Young etc – give cover to the fascists on the streets that like to attack and kill people who don’t look like them.

In case you missed Starkey’s latest vile racist diatribe here it is (from the Telegraph):

In an interview with the conservative commentator Darren Grimes, the historian said slavery could not be classed as genocide because of the survival of “so many damn blacks”.

“Slavery was not genocide,” he said. 

“Otherwise there wouldn’t be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain would there?

“An awful lot of them survived.”

Dr Starkey went on to discuss the relationship between slavery and the British Empire.

“As for the idea that slavery is this kind of terrible disease that dare not speak its name, it only dare not speak its name, Darren, because we settled it nearly 200 years ago,” he said.

“We don’t normally go on about the fact that Roman Catholics once upon a time didn’t have the vote and weren’t allowed to have their own churches because we had Catholic emancipation.”