David Starkey on Black Culture and the Riots

Poor David Starkey. He thinks that Black culture had something to do with the riots.


It didn’t matter how often he said that he didn’t think all Blacks are not involved in this culture. And he never mentioned the fact that Black criminality is a world-wide (genetically-based) phenomenon, as shown by J. Philippe Rushton and Glayde Whitney. This would have gone some way to rebutting his earnest opponents who gave the usual mantras about race differences, for example, in being stopped and searched. Could that possibly be confounded with race differences in behavior?  And why, for example, would being stopped and searched more often by police make Black males far more likely to commit gang rape?

But Starkey did mention a study he did of rap lyrics illustrating Black hyper-masculinity, dominance, and violence  (all related to testosterone differences emphasized by Rushton as a factor in race differences in criminality). This is the culture Starkey is implicating, and he is quite right.

It’s interesting that in 2007 the traitorous then Prime Minister Tony Blair made the same claim,  stating that “the spate of knife and gun murders in London was not being caused by poverty, but a distinctive black culture.” He also was forced to endure the usual complaints: “His remarks angered community leaders, who accused him of ignorance and failing to provide support for black-led efforts to tackle the problem.” Blair was clearly quite aware that his statement would not help him in an election, “[admitting]  he had been ‘lurching into total frankness’ in the final weeks of his premiership.” Of course, being a good liberal, he hastened to add, “the black community — the vast majority of whom in these communities are decent, law abiding people horrified at what is happening — need to be mobilised in denunciation of this gang culture that is killing innocent young black kids”.

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