Kirsten West Savali

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About 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.

Chicago’s Reparations for Police Torture Victims Offer a Glimpse of the Power of #BlackLivesMatter

The youth uprisings around the country have ignited a fire that is blazing a path for change and justice. By Kirsten West Savali | Originally Published at The Root May 8 2015 2:23 PM | Demonstrators gather in Daley Plaza in Chicago April 14, 2015, to draw [...]

Chicago’s Reparations for Police Torture Victims Offer a Glimpse of the Power of #BlackLivesMatter2016-11-29T17:37:14-04:00

Why We Should Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman or Rosa Parks may be the next face featured on the U.S. $20 bill—that is if WomenOn20s (W20), a grassroots organization committed to the realization of female representation on the nation’s currency, has anything to say about it. After a “robust” voting process spearheaded [...]

Why We Should Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill2016-11-29T17:37:15-04:00