Secondly, let me address your question by saying that if I met you on the street my biggest reaction is going to stem from how you are carrying yourself...not your weapon. I have met some folks (of various skin colors) who simply make me nervous and uneasy by the way in which they present themselves. For example, if you come across as cocky and looking to provoke a confrontation...than I am going to have a lot of difficulty with that!
Perhaps the biggest thing I had to overcome when I started to OC is worrying about what others thought. Now I can say that when I walk into a store or establishment I just go about my business. If someone asks me why I am carrying...fine I talk with them about it (if it is a genuine question). I always try to be polite and courteous with folks...this helps a lot.
Well, that is my two cents worth...enjoy your freedom!