I am happy to admit that I have prejudices and biases, just as Harker does, but object deeply that a man whom I have never met can accuse me of racism simply on the basis of the colour of my skin. That is the very definition of racism, and what I would never previously have believed is now clear to me: the Deputy Comment editor of the Guardian is a racist.
Mr E is right: Joseph Harker, you are a racist. Furthermore, as a senior member of The Guardian, I assume that—economically and politically—you are also a Lefty; I wonder who you should vote for to see your agenda realised?
Can anyone else think of any economically left-wing, racist political parties?