After viewing the clip on BBC news of a discussion between David Starkey, a historian, broadcaster Dreda Say Mitchell, and the author of Chavs, Owen Jones it can be clearly seen how Starkey feels the English riots have started because how he feels “the whites have become the black”. His comment, which to many if not all would seem entirely racist because his notions are thought for those people who choose to live life on the street as thugs and part of gangs, which he would classify as being “black”. He portrays his theory through his comment the the ”destructive, nihilistic gangster culture…has become the fashion”, meaning that gang violence has become the means necessary in winning an argument, thus allowing black culture to take over English society.
It can be seen through this video that historian David Starkey would find a difficult time agreeing with many of the points made by W.E.B. DuBois. This is true because DuBois praised and spoke out about equality of all people, as he was a civil rights activist. Starkey and his stance on whites becoming black would be anti-DuBois in that Starkey might feel that allowing all people equal rights would allocate for this gangster culture to for the most part overtake modern society and mold it into something much more destructive.