I wasn’t trying to make it all about me. I was appreciating you.
Yes, on Medium I have broken from my usual pattern. The articles here are very different from what I encounter on Facebook, comments sections of other outlets, and the like. But even here, you’ll see that I’ve held back my own political opinions and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to learn from others.
I’m not sure how othering vs. otherizing has become a litmus test for wokeness. I’ve seen both, both are in the dictionary, and I gravitate toward otherize simply because I think “to otherize" more disambiguously turns the noun, “other" into a verb than “to other" does.
Regardless, I’m sorry I’ve disappointed you. I mean that sincerely.