C MACART’S arrogance is breath-taking (HAS, Feb 2). He tells us that “far left extremist ideologies” have “caused non-whites to think they’re oppressed under non-existent systemic racism”.

Why does he imagine that black people are so gullible? Does he imagine they are incapable of thinking for themselves, or gauging the extent of racism in society on the basis of their own experience?

Time, I think, for Mr Macart to stop pontificating and start listening to what black people are actually saying.

He also says that these same “ideologies” have “made acceptable the debasement, dehumanisation, denigration and collective blaming of all who are white”.

Well, that’s very odd. I’m a white Englishman, and I do not feel debased, dehumanised, denigrated or “collectively blamed” by anyone except Macart himself, who falsely accuses Labour, Liberals and the Democrats of embracing ideologies which “promote race hate and anti-Semitism”.

Like many on “the left”, I have campaigned actively against all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism, for many years.

Pete Winstanley, Durham.