Crystal L.
Keels


Crystal L. Keels is the associate editor for Learning for Justice. Keels has taught literature and composition and upper-level journalism courses at the high-school level and at the undergraduate level. She has also taught introduction to business communication, introduction to research writing and digital literacy at the graduate level. In addition to earning a doctorate in English literature, Keels also holds a master’s degree in journalism and formerly served as a writer/editor for two magazine publications focused on issues of diversity and social justice in higher education.

Articles by Crystal L.

Kaia Speaks Up

When Kaia sees a horrible injustice, what can she do to help?

Humanity, Healing and Doing the Work

Honoring our collective humanity will result in an education system in which all children thrive.

What it Means to Be an Anti-racist Teacher

#DisruptTexts co-founder Lorena Germán talks culturally sustaining pedagogy.

Madam Vice President Is a Woman of Color

The election of a biracial, Black, South Asian, daughter of immigrant parents to the vice presidency is a historic moment for all of us—especially girls and women of color.
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Teaching Tolerance collage of images

Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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