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. You can always find her where the good fight is—or good cookies. Follow her on Twitter.
Many young protesters believe that the Rev. Al Sharpton was co-opting their movement, so on Saturday, when none of the Ferguson youth leaders were slated to speak, a few hopped onstage and took the mic.
Kirsten West Savali says at Clutch magazine that the reaction to Sharmeka Moffitt's story of a racial assault, which turned out to be fabricated, should make us wonder why we don't get as upset when we harm one another.