Sirwin
Sirwin

David Starkey; from national treasure to national embarrassment... When Historians try to deny slavery


 

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I have to say, David  Starkey's comments about slavery, Black Lives Matter and just the general conversation going on socially about racism in the UK (and worldwide) are amazing! And I quote "Slavery was not genocide otherwise there wouldn't be so many damn blacks in Africa or Britain would there? An awful lot of them survived." Cos you know what, THAT is the type of racism I personally prefer, where it is shown, publicly for all to see. Not hidden in, do good, kudos seeking, virtue signalling BULLSHIT! I sense perhaps he may have lost the plot slightly because NO ONE in their right mind, ESPECIALLY a fucking renowned Historian, would come out publicly with such imbecilic, nevermind offensive comments. No, actually, I'm not offended. How can that level of blind, self serving stupidity offend me? What offends me is the fact that he got where he was because he is white... How many other historians could have done the many amazing, profile raising jobs he has, but that were not white or not bepenised? What offends me is that the tide hasn't turned nearly enough. There are still a gaping void in academic posts held between white (men mainly) and poc. What offends me is how much the system has protected him and men like him, for years, centuries. What offends me is that this total lack of awareness of his privilege and entitlement is not a one off... What offends me, is those white people out there, so ready to haul him over the coals for his comments but totally unable to unpick their own shit. Anyways, rant over.. I'M SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING!!! 

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(S)llew la Wulf
(S)llew la Wulf

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