Monita K.
Bell


Monita K. Bell is the managing editor for Learning for Justice and host of The Mind Online podcast. Before joining LFJ, 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.

A Message From Our Managing Editor

Many of us are not OK right now, but so many people are doing good work to change that—including good work in schools.

This Conversation Is Anti-Racist

Young people have the vision to imagine—and create—a world without racism. Adults just need to get on board.

Looking Back and Pressing Forward

As Teaching Tolerance reflects on the last decade, we are reminded that the work continues.

A Message From Our Managing Editor

In all the changes that have occurred in the last decade, one steady current is clear to TT Managing Editor Monita Bell: Our work is about doing right by all of our kids.

Teaching America’s Interwoven Histories

The shared history of African Americans and Indigenous Americans is rarely taught. TT talked to Professor Tiya Miles about why we can’t understand American history without it.
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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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