It was disappointing to read Chris Loder’s column (June 11) regarding Black Lives Matter protests.

Mr Loder chose to focus on the “criminal minority” rather than the institutional racism that black people in this country face and what might be done to address it.

To say that black lives matter because all lives matter is to miss the point. Historically black lives have not mattered. A recent report into why BAME people are more at risk of dying from Covid-19 revealed racism as a contributing factor.

Perhaps Mr Loder could explain in his next column why his government tried to suppress this information?

Anyone who watched the BBC drama Sitting in Limbo will know that victims of the Windrush scandal were wrongfully detained here in Dorset.

Mr Loder might also wish to explain why the majority of Windrush victims have yet to compensated.

PENNY JONES
Bridport