I write deep third/first person POV pretty much all the time. So even the describey bits of my stories are from a character’s POV – not mine. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I can’t describe anything until I know who’s looking at it. To take a simple example, where I might see a medium-size blue car with a baby-on-board sticker in the back window, my male character might see a three-year-old Citroen with some damage to the rear bumper.
But what if I’m writing from the POV of a racist character? Or a homophobic one?
Should I still describe the setting, the other characters from that person’s POV, prejudices and all?
Isn’t there a danger those prejudiced views will be ascribed to me, the author?
And in case you’re in any doubt, the answer to that is, Yes. It’s happened.
So what do I do about it?