David Starkey has generated a bit of heat with his comments on Newsnight that among other things "the whites have become black". Many have described him as a racist and some have even suggested that Starkey suffer some sort of punishment for saying that white chavs have emulated the violent and materialistic culture of the black underclass. Now here is the thing - are the current OTT responses to Starkey, due to his being white? Would a black person saying the same things have faced this sort of ire? In short, should Starkey update the Ali G catchphrase to "Is it coz I is white?"