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Kirsten West Savali

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 and former Senior News Editor at 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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Aug 17, 2017

That's kind of the point. This whole "this is not us" BS is a dangerous, dishonest deflection. 

Aug 17, 2017

Point being: U.S. white supremacist terrorism as a whole isn't rooted in Nazism; it was birthed right here. 

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.

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.