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.

What Is Your American Flag?

Two drastically different images of the American flag have recently appeared in popular culture. What might they reveal about the state of race relations in the United States?

How Does the TT Community Teach Thanksgiving?

As you consider addressing Thanksgiving in your classroom, the approaches of the educators in our community offer great places to start.

And the Winners Are...

Meet the recipients of the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

"We Spoke The Right Things"

A 6-year-old saw something no one else did. Her response taught the community about fairness—and the power of children’s voices.

Students Are Watching Ferguson

At a time like this, educators can’t afford not to discuss Ferguson in the classroom.