Slim pickings or a fat chance?;Letter

9th April 1999 at 01:00
Sohail Faruqi (TES, March 19) thinks that "only a person who has not experienced racism would not see the difference" between "being called a 'wog' or 'Paki'" and "being called 'fatty' or 'four-eyes'".

Dare one remark that only a person who has never been a fat child would fail to see the similarity?

Graham Kingsley The Brew House Radwell Baldock Hertfordshire

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