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.

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.

Teaching at the Intersections

Honor and teach about your students’ multiple identities.