Thanks for reading. I think I understand your concern, which seems to be that the intention behind our words matters more than the impact of our words.
This article is about IMPACT and written for people looking to understand and mitigate the harmful racial impact of their words. Here’s a quick example:
If I said “anyone with eyes can see that,” and you’re blind, it would have a different impact than saying the same thing to a sighted person, even if my intentions were pure.
At the end of the day, no one can judge another person’s intentions because we simply don’t know them. However, we can and should all be held accountable for the impact of our words and actions. Another way to say it is:
Intentions are God’s business, impact is my business.