Monita K.

Monita K. Bell is the managing editor for Teaching Tolerance and host of 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.

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.

A Remote Control for Learning

Artist and educator Gene Luen Yang speaks with TT about teaching, comics and the importance of diverse characters.