Today I am posting over on MomSoap! I first "met" Martha after I read her article on the blog at BrainChild Magazine. I liked her writing so much I chased her down online and sent her a fan letter. That led to guest posting on her blog (read the first one here if you missed it) and she graciously posted here on Only-Mama in return.
In honor of Black History month, MomSoap.com solicited guest posts on racism. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to say, but I decided to write about that moment when you know you have made a colossal faux pax but you aren't entirely sure what it was or how to fix it. I call it Awkward Silences, and I have far too many of them.
I am a white woman, primarily raised around white people. I have always considered myself to be as non-racist as possible, given my isolation from other races. In my heart, I believe I don’t judge others based on color, and I think I manage to avoid believing or perpetuating stereotypes. But sometimes I get it wrong, and my first clue is the awkward silence.
Read the whole thing on MomSoap.com!