My gift today was to be gentle and compassionate with someone who defended the use of "blackface" and share from that place about how it can be felt as a Person of Color without attacking anyone or calling anyone a racist. It's like saying the imagery is without calling anyone names. I'm not sure I'm writing it well but I think it came across gently. "
a snippet of some my public post " I am again still not discussing any particular artist but rather topics that came up for me after viewing some FP art.
I have no problem with direct communication, and I always do that first with individuals where I never accuse or call anyone a racist but rather taking the time to share my personal experience as a Person of Color who daily experiences racism. I think it is a gift to offer my heartfelt experience. It's part of my daily spiritual practice to practice compassion and to consider how I want to be a positive influence in my community and in the world."