Letter: David who?

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David who?

Sir: Why is it that David Aaronovitch thinks the man from Guildford's remark about his name is racist? (Comment, 2 March) My grandmother's name was Margetts and she got called Mrs Maggotts so often, everyone told her she ought to change her name.

What an amazing catalogue of assumptions to make about someone he doesn't know and has never met. Could it be that he has assumed that the man is a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant?


Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain