Upset by racial abuse article

PUBLISHED: 02:01 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

IT IS with much regret that I read your recent leading article Driven out of business by racial abuse". My parents (Barbara and Cecil), with whom some of your readers may be familiar, came to Exmouth in the mid-60s to run a business of their own. They w

IT IS with much regret that I read your recent leading article "Driven out of business by racial abuse".My parents (Barbara and Cecil), with whom some of your readers may be familiar, came to Exmouth in the mid-60s to run a business of their own. They were warmly welcomed by the people of the town; going on to run a successful and thriving business, making many splendid friends, and spending many, many happy years here. They have since passed away.While our family (of Anglo/Indian extraction) suffered a modicum of bigotry, this was no more than any other minorities - the obese, disabled, even the bespectacled, etc. One cannot legislate for the actions of the mindless few.I can only say to Fatima, and all at Wessex Cleaners, not to judge all the people of Exmouth on account of a small minority, who do not represent the vast majority.P A David Woolger,Flat 8, St Saviours House,Church Street, Exmouth.

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