from Richard Hook, Devonshire Road, Blackpool

Sir; I am mystified that Professor Suresh Patel questions “the lack of representation of Asians in the higher echelons of power in the retail industry” (Letters, May 15).
People in that category don’t “represent” any classification - they’re doing a job. We are all British, entitled to the same rights, the same opportunities and the same rewards.
The suggestion that every section of our society has to be classified by any criteria, be it skin colour, ethnic origin, sex or age, is the very discrimination we are trying to leave behind.