David Starkey featured in a Newsnight discussion about the 2011 UK riots. This Guardian article focuses on his inflammatory comments about ‘whites becoming black’, referring in part to the patois mentioned above.
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Students could conduct further research into the responses to Starkey’s comments. These responses should cover a cross-section of the population so as well as journalists and politicians viewpoints, looking at sites like Mumsnet and Twitter will provide a fuller picture of the responses. These can then be used to form the basis of discussions in class.
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