Breakfast at Tiffany’s is off the menu for me because of its racial stereotyping | Letters
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Despite what Elon Musk says (Keep on trucking: a swipe at rail as Tesla unveils electric lorry, 18 November), there is still a crucial role for rail freight in transporting long-distance consumer and bulk traffic in a safer low-carbon way that reduces road congestion and road damage. Also, 136 lorry platoons already exist and are called freight trains. So, during road safety week (20-26 November) we should remember that last year heavy goods vehicles were almost seven times more likely than cars to be involved in fatal crashes on local roads.
Freight on rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport
• One of my best-loved films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is now unwatchable by me for the stereotypical portrayal of Mr Yunioshi by Mickey Rooney (I like Apu from the Simpsons. But I can see the harm in stereotypes, 18 November). My father’s critical perspective was influenced by the heroine being a call girl, but then he’d been through a war against, among others, the Japanese.
Source: Guardian Transport
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