Nadra Kareem Nittle is the author of numerous articles and essays about race.
A Chicago native, Nadra Kareem Nittle has written for a wide range of print and online publications since 2000. She’s used her background as an American Studies major at Occidental College to examine issues of race for media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times' Inland Valley edition, the El Paso Times, the Santa Fe Reporter and the L.A. Watts Times. Additionally, her writing has been featured on the websites Change.org and Racialicious.com. Follow her on Twitter.
Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts in Teaching English and Comparative Literary Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
From Nadra Kareem Nittle:
Growing up in a diverse Chicago suburb instilled a passion in me early on for race relations. The experience piqued my interest in social justice and made building bridges between racial groups a personal goal. Attending Occidental College—former school of President Barack Obama and one of the nation’s most diverse liberal arts colleges—gave me the tools to examine social constructs such as race, class and gender from both an academic and personal perspective. As a journalist, I’ve aimed to draw readers’ attention to a variety of issues involving race, including the plights of immigrants, urban schoolchildren and civil rights pioneers.