Monita K.
Bell


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.

Another Slavery Simulation: We Can and Must Do Better

A simulation of an auction during a fifth-grade lesson about slavery last week is just the latest illustration of why we need better ways to teach hard history.

The New Kid in Class

Mia can't understand why the new kid, Amena, seems sad. But she learns that a little empathy goes a long way.

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.