I’m back on The HerStories Project this week with a challenging question to answer. Ask Nina a QuestionHow do you deal with friends or family members who make offensive generalizations or outright racist comments? Today’s question deals with that exact issue, and it’s a tough one.

Our letter writer wants to know when she should should speak up and when she should stay out of it.

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Random Notes

Last week’s post where I realize I don’t want to keep submitting stuff to every random site on the internet stirred up lots of conversation. The comments are worth a read, too, if you’re a blogger and have been feeling more like a “content provider” than a writer sometimes.

-You can ask an anonymous friendship question here.
-I keep a list of all the questions I’ve already answered here.
-My radio podcasts with Jordana Green of WCCO radio are here. I’ll be on live Wednesday, June 10th at 9:30PM central. The live streaming usually works at this link.
-I keep an updated list of the books I’m reading here

-AND, my editors at The HerStories Project are running several great online writing classes this summer. Excellent teachers, support, and excellent prices.Write-Your-Way

 

 

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Nina Badzin is a freelance writer, an advice columnist at The HerStories Project, a book reviewer at greatnewbooks.org, and a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.