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Kirsten West Savali

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Associate Editor — The Root
Covers:  cultural/race relations, feminism, politics, entertainment, religion, music
Doesn't Cover: technology, science

@TheRoot Assoc. Editor, Social Justice & Edu. | @BeingBlackAS Board Member | @JohnJayCollege-Guggenheim Reporting Fellow | @EBONYMag Power 100 | Mississippi.

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Kirsten West Savali is Contributing Editor at Newsone.com and former Senior News Editor at YourBlackWorld.com. Drawing from her degree in Psychology and experience as a mental health professional, her provocative topics explore the intersectionality of race, religion, gender, politics and culture...

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@KWestSavali — 11,654 followers, 18,198 tweets

Aug 17, 2017

That's kind of the point. This whole "this is not us" BS is a dangerous, dishonest deflection.  https://twitter.com/_rickii_/status/898316523214782464 

Aug 17, 2017

Point being: U.S. white supremacist terrorism as a whole isn't rooted in Nazism; it was birthed right here.  https://twitter.com/kwestsavali/status/898315495279128577 

Aug 17, 2017

Nazi Party (origin circa 1919, rose to prominence post WWI). Doesn't predate white supremacist violence in the U.S. Doesn't predate the KKK. https://t.co/G7fPiUHS1I

Aug 17, 2017

RT @OurRevolution: @WoodfinForBham Randall believes in a $15 minimum wage & a tuition-free path at Birmingham city colleges. A histori…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was at Carson Venture Magazine covering city politics in Carson, California.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes I have! In a galaxy and time far, far away.

How is social media changing news?

It's diversifying news at lightening speed and gauging public reaction in real-time is fascinating. The world is engaged via social media.