93c Venner Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5HU. 020 8659 7713 E-Mail A_Baron@ABaron.Demon.Co.UK April 18, 2002 Sir, We've had institutional "racism", benign "racism", unconscious "racism", and structural "racism", now after reading your report tonight "Theatres accused of racism" I would like to add another: statistical"racism". The reality is that human beings are not statistics and cannot and should not be treated as such. The fact that only one in 25 theatre workers is "from the ethnic minorities" may have something to do with the fact that perhaps 50% of the small retail outfits in the UK are owned by Asians, 70,000 or so British-Italians work in the catering industry, and most of the black high achievers are either sportsmen and women or musicians. Talented though some of these people may be, none of them can be in two places at once. Yours sincerely, A Baron Author "MAGNUS HIRSCHFELD: The Man Who Invented Racism - And His Evil Legacy"
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