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Kirsten West Savali

Kirsten West Savali is a cultural critic and senior writer for The Root, where she explores the intersections of race, gender, politics and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter.

Articles by this author

 

#SandySpeaks: ‘I’m Here to Change History’

Sandra Bland, who died while in police custody in Texas, has emerged as a martyr, illuminating police violence against black women in a way that is finally resonating across the country.

Kirsten West Savali ·


Silence Around Who Is Burning Black Churches Speaks Volumes

Dylann Roof put bullet-holes through the faith of Mother Emanuel AME Church and whoever is burning black churches is attempting to burn that faith to the ground. Why is this not a national concern?

Kirsten West Savali ·



Malcolm X Matters: Icon’s Words Still Ring True

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., would have been 90 years old today.

Kirsten West Savali ·

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