Black people have had enough of being patted on the head and told the whys and wherefores of our reasoning and actions. We are not a mass of homogeneity! Messrs Fenton et al should note that we are individuals with separate cultures, ideals and perspectives, with much the same similarity as the harmonious Europeans in Brussels.
Shadow's departure is a disappointment to his fans, the vast majority of whom are children, black and white, from single and "both" parent families, who watch the show. This thus justifies his apology to them.
P. A. Biney
University of Bristol