Monita K.

Monita K. Bell is the senior editor for Teaching Tolerance and also hosts The Mind Online podcast. 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.

Segregation by Design

Our national understanding of segregation is incomplete unless we face the history of residential redlining. Richard Rothstein, author of 'Color of Law,' explains why.

“We Are Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams”

As part of our series highlighting educator voices, we spoke to five black teachers who teach in predominately black or all-black settings to ask how they approach the topic of slavery.

Youth—United! #Enough in South Central Los Angeles

Marco Vargas, a leader with Students Demand Action and a senior at Nava College Preparatory Academy, is working to keep his school and his community safe from gun violence.

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.