The letters responding to my own letter reveal the muddled thinking of those who insist on viewing everything through the lens of race (“Tackling all disadvantage (”, November 11).

Reagan Marchant says I argue that race cannot symbolise disadvantage but can be a forecaster or explainer of it (“Predicting the proxy (,” November 12). Well, quite. Most disadvantaged people (the overwhelming majority) will be black, but not all black people are disadvantaged. It follows that focusing on disadvantage will help mostly black people...

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