It is about time that Paul Gilroy ("Hearing around corners", THES, April 21) stopped using his limited time at the Greater London Council and his empirically and intellectually challenged interpretation thereof, as a bases for attacking anti-racist work.
The trouble is that while we might want to celebrate our changing identities and cultural processes, racism - absurd and anachronistic isn't it? - has a common, reductionist quality of wanting to "wog" us "diasporic communities".
Challenging that, unfortunately, means using and dealing with race. Doing that does not automatically make us black nationalists. It would be a pity if Gilroy's latest work sees him becoming an unofficial policy "wonk" for new Labour's emerging "third-way" racism, which is not only celebrating diversity and cultural difference, but also encamping back asylum seekers.
Neville Adams Silverleigh Rd, Croydon