Coshandra
Dillard


Coshandra Dillard is a staff writer for Teaching Tolerance. Before joining TT, she was a freelance writer and magazine editor. She also worked as a health journalist for more than eight years. Additionally, Coshandra has experience in the classroom, having served as a substitute teacher for grades K-12. You can follow her on Twitter @CoshandraD_TT.

Articles by Coshandra

A More Complete Women’s History

Go beyond “famous firsts” and teach about the many ways women show up in the world.

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus

The spread of the new coronavirus has become racialized, so it’s critical that educators understand the historical context and confront racist tropes and xenophobia from students and colleagues.

Black History Month: Teaching the Complete History

Go beyond trauma and struggle to examine the liberation, civic engagement, creativity and intersecting identities of Black people during Black History Month.

Teaching About King’s Radical Approach to Social Justice

While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and work are often sugarcoated, it’s important to teach that King championed economic justice and taught Black self-love while also pushing back against neutrality, imperialism and systemic racism.

Looking Back and Pressing Forward

As Teaching Tolerance reflects on the last decade, we are reminded that the work continues.