Goody? Fair game

I agreed with Darcus Howe and his views of Celebrity Big Brother (29 January). The political classes have jumped on the bandwagon, vying for position in the run-up to Blair's departure. I noticed that Gordon Brown was quick to denounce racism while in India but had nothing to say about the caste system. Is this expedience?

Yes, Jade Goody made racist comments. Yes, we are right to stand up against racism, but she has suddenly become a scapegoat for repeating what swaths of Middle England say and do every day. I wonder whether the vitriol in the press is for Goody's racist remarks, or because she is working class, uneducated and successful, and therefore fair game to be shot down.

Mick James