In the interview, ranging from the Black Life Issue movement to globalization and the existence of the White privilege, Starkey said: “Slavery was not genocide – otherwise it would not be too black in Africa or England, would it be? Many survived.”
“… And when it comes to the idea that there is such a terrible disease that does not dare to say the name of slavery, it just does not dare to say its name, Darren, because we settled about 200 years ago.”
He apparently compared slavery to Catholics’ struggle in British history: “Normally we don’t continue with the fact that Roman Catholics were not once voted and allowed to own their own church because we had Catholic liberation.”
“And you know – when we completely got rid of slavery in the 1830s, we had almost Catholic salvation at the same time. We’re not going to go over it because it’s part of history, a resolved question.”
The interview, uploaded to YouTube on June 30, has sparked widespread criticism on social media. Sajid Javid, a conservative Member of Parliament and former British finance minister, sought out Starkey’s commentator racist.
CNN contacted Starkey for comment, but did not respond when it was published.
After widespread criticism of the interview for the Reasoned UK platform, Grimes admitted on Thursday that he was not as engaged as “engaged” during the match. Grimes said that Starkey’s comments should be “firmly questioned”. “It goes without saying that Reasoned UK does not support or overlook Dr. David Starkey’s words.” Said.
Fitzwilliam College, which is part of Cambridge University, confirmed that, after contacting Starkey on Friday, “he agreed to immediately enforce Dr David Starkey’s resignation from the Honorary Fellowship”.
“We examine the current backlist, in the light of comments and opinions,” he added.
Starkey previously commented on hot water racing. Discussing the London uprisings in 2011 about the BBC’s flagship current events program, Newsnight, Starkey said: “Whites are Blackened.”
“A certain kind of violent, destructive, nihilist gangster culture has become fashionable,” he said during the interview. According to the BBC, the comments brought about 700 complaints from the audience.