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What racism really means

We seem to have become so politically correct that we have forgotten what racism means.

The definition is: 'the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others.'

It is not racist to recognise that the races are different; what is wrong is to suggest that one is superior to another.

We should be free to express an opinion based on our own experiences, as long as such opinions are not offensive. Whether we are black, white or coloured we should all - including footballers - stop being so sensitive.

MALCOLM HOWARD

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