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Letter: O. J's America

Sir: Kenan Malik ends his article 'No way out of the black ghetto' (21 June) by asserting 'White Americans . . . want to know why (O. J) Simpson was treated like a celebrity, when he is just a black man.'

Would Mr Malik care to tell us which white Americans hold this view? All of them? Some of them? The Klan?

Nowhere in his essay does a white American offer this opinion. None of the whites quoted speaks to that blanket assertion. Perhaps Mr Malik was expressing a personal view.

Yours sincerely,


London, NW3

21 June