In an earlier edition of the Press-Herald, a submitted feature article referred to one of our readers as a "black lady." Her race had no bearing on the article and should not have been included. Our articles, both created by our news team and those submitted, generally only refer to someone's race if skin color has bearing on the story.
This was brought to my attention via an email from this lady's daughter. I could have handled the email better, becoming defensive rather than extending a proper apology that one of our articles was offensive to a long-time subscriber. Since then, I have conversed with our subscriber and spoken to her daughter. I see the error I made, and I am regretful for making it.