Jesus Christ. Before you guys start making your very insightful and certainly psychologically robust claims into the superiority complexes which emerge from being "protected and untouchable" and/or the pervasiveness of Dunning-Kruger complexes amongst academics, do a quick google search for the precariousness of academic work, and the prevalence of mental health issues amongst those working higher education, and in particular, imposter syndrome.
Starkey is a racist fuck who doesn't represent academia. He's hardly a typical academic. He represents himself.