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Daisy Hernández (born May 23, 1975, Union City, New Jersey) is an American writer and editor, best-known for coediting the feminist anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. The anthology, published in 2002 by Seal Press, has been cited by some critics as the successor to the 1981 This Bridge Called My Back, an anthology that was also by women of color and which linked feminism, race, sexuality and class.

Hernandez was the editor of ColorLines magazine between 2008 and 2010, a publication composed of articles and essays about race and politics. On January 12, 2011, her commentary on the 2011 Tuscon shooting was aired on NPR's All Things Considered and caused a controversy for its use of the word "gringo." The commentary was cited by conservatives as a reason to end government funding of public radio.

Hernandez generally writes about issues related to race, class, gender and sexuality and has been both critiqued and praised for her attention to race issues. Her article about the experiences of transgender black men was nominated in 2009 for a GLAAD Media Award for best magazine article.


Review of Colonize This! in Journal of International Women’s Studies Vol. 9 #3 May 2008. [1] Amazon reviews of Colonize This! [2] Hernandez's commentary on NPR. [3] NPR reaction to controversy. [4] Bill O'Reilly's reaction to commentary. [5] Juan William's reaction to commentary. [6] Young Turks analyze use of the word gringo. [7] Review of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. [8] Interview with Feministing. [9] Interview with college paper. [10] GLAAD nomination. [11]

External links[edit]

Hernandez's homepage. [12]

Category: 1975 births, American feminists