“We can’t think of gender without also considering race, class, sexuality and ability,” Gay says. “As long as we keep thinking of diversity as, ‘Oh, we need more women’ or ‘Oh, we need more people of color,’ we’re not even beginning to understand diversity. We’re understanding token diversity.”
We’re eager to see the feminists of color she’ll publish in her new Salon section (submit to it!) and hope her actions will catalyze a larger change.