How do I deal with this fear? I wrote things that I shared with others that had great intentions, but one word was a very poor choice. I knew one word could be taken the wrong way but I basically said to myself, for lack of finding a better word to get my point across, “Hopefully people will know what I’m talking about, and won’t judge me the wrong way”
I’ve been beating myself up over it - because I should of known it may harm some of those I know most finer sentivities. In particular some of the black people I volunteer with who don’t know me too well. What it was was a bunch of poems I left for them to read. I gave them to family & friends who I know are keeping them for years to come and also to those I volunteer with.
Why is it that I feel I have to be so careful with what I say to black people and treat them so delicately? The poor word I used was not a “bad” word, but it could be taken as if I’m hinting that I may be predudice which is no way near being true. Is treating the race issue so delicately a good thing or does it actually do more harm?