Reviews Soundings

The Far Wrong

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7550.1161-a (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1161
  1. Des Spence
  1. GP, Glasgow, Scotland

    I was a white settler in the first wave of English immigration to northern Scotland in the 1970s. We were different in the way we looked, how we spoke, and the way we behaved. I could never disguise my accent despite trying hard. In casualty, a patient shouted “I not seeing an English ******.” My Asian colleague and I smiled at each other. Discrimination is a multicoloured affair. I love Glasgow and it is my home but I will always …

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