My husband and I are the proud parents of two gorgeous children (we have another on the way), whom we are raising to appreciate the fact that despite people coming in all shapes, sizes and colours, we all breathe the same air, bleed the same colour, want to be treated with love and respect and want the best for our families. I certainly do not want our children being obsessed and hung up about skin colour.
I was therefore incensed to learn that the Department of Transport will now be conducting an Equalities Impact Assessment to examine whether expansion of Heathrow Airport will have a disproportionate effect on different demographic groups in terms of race, disability, age or gender.
I believe this plain wrong and morally objectionable. I do not believe that my needs are different to my white husband's, simply because I am black.
These types of exercises do nothing but create a further divide in our already broken society.
Our recent history has taught us that when we start to divide on the basis of race, nothing good will ever come from such actions.
Have we not learnt anything from the damages to race relations caused by these politically-correct obsessions in the past few years?
MRS KARLINE BOWEN Helen Avenue, Feltham.