Hard as it is, stubborn as we are, vile though the other side may seem, we need to listen. And this government, though definitely not the one I wanted, belongs to all of us, and it is supposed to serve us all. And if we work very hard, we can make it do just that. But in order to do that, we have to try to understand people we disagree with.
When it’s mainly white women who organize an huge event that proclaims to be a “march for the rights of marginalized communities, for just and equitable systems, and for the freedom of all peoples who make up our diverse nation,” women of color and American Indian women can’t just be tokens or after-thoughts in a line-up or program.