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Monita K.
Bell


Monita is the senior editor for Teaching Tolerance and also serves as the coordinator for Mix It Up at Lunch Day. Before joining TT, she taught composition and literature courses at Auburn University and Alabama State University; she has also worked as an online writing tutor. Bell is the author of Getting Hair "Fixed": Black Power, Transvaluation, and Hair Politics.

Articles by Monita K.

A Remote Control for Learning

Artist and educator Gene Luen Yang explains how graphic novels give students greater agency over their learning and their lives.

Does Your School Have a Plan for Bias Incidents?

Every school needs a ready plan in the event of a bias incident. Recent developments at two schools illustrate why.

It’s Not “Just a Joke”

A recent news segment offers a great lesson in privilege and the dangerous social function of humor based on identity.

One Hundred Years in the Making

Get to Know the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Happy Juneteenth!

The emancipation story remains largely incomplete, over 150 years later.