Thank you for writing this; it is best analysis of tokenism that I’ve read, and the first that plainly states that it is a form of racism. It reminds me a little of “The Tyranny of Structurelessness” — another groundbreaking essay on power dynamics in organizations. I tweeted it and Facebooked it and sent it to an influential, all-volunteer organization where these issues are also in play. You could expand it into a book — this blog post would make a riveting book proposal. Anyway, I think it is a classic.