David Starkey on Newsnight: "The whites have become black"
There has been a bit of a furore about this Newsnight interview in which Dr David Starkey dares to mention Enoch Powell and refer to 'black culture'. He has since been accused of being 'racist', though others have leapt to his defence.
His Grace will leave it to his intelligent and discerning readers and communicants to make up their own mind on the matter. What he will say, however, is that Dr Starkey is a fool: he is a fool for agreeing to be the token 'right-winger' on a biased BBC programme in which three left-leaning (relatively) intellectual pygmies are pitted against an academic who uses words and adopts a narrative quite alien to the BBC vernacular. This interview/discussion was not convened to anaylse or arrive at truth: it was commissioned to entertain and perpetuate BBC orthodoxy. Dr Starkey was set up to be the jarring dissonance, which he should have foreseen and adapted his speech in order that his truth may have been better received.
For His Grace, he is delighted that there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. In Christ, the whites have indeed become black. Is it racist of St Paul to suggest that the Gentiles have become ('grafted in' [Romans 11]) Jews?