Nadra Kareem Nittle

  • Experienced journalist and essayist covering race, education, fashion, business, health, and religion 
  • Has written for the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
  • Has been cited in a number of books covering topics ranging from race issues to affirmative action


Nadra Kareem Nittle is a journalist with experience writing for newspapers, magazines and digital media, who has written about education, race, and culture for a variety of publications and online platforms. Little kicked off her career at the El Paso Times, where she had the opportunity to write about a group of Ft. Bliss soldiers captured during the Iraq War. She has written for the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and blogged for's Race in America team and Bitch magazine's Race Card. School districts and social advocacy organizations have featured her writing about race in their lesson plans. Kareem has also written nearly 180 articles for ThoughtCo.


Nadra Kareem Nittle has dual bachelor's degrees in American studies as well as English and comparative literature from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in teaching English and comparative literary studies, which she also earned at Occidental College.


Nadra Kareem Nittle has reported on education for the Press-TelegramThe Chronicle of Social ChangeEdSource, and The Atlantic. Her political reporting has been featured by New America Media and the Santa Fe Reporter

Nittle's writing about race has been cited in a number of books, including “Conceptualizing Racism: Breaking the Chains of Racially Accommodative Language,” “Racisms in a Multicultural Canada: Paradoxes, Politics, and Resistance,” "Controversies in Affirmative Action," and “Those Damned Immigrants: America’s Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration.”

The Yale Law Journal, ​​The American ProspectBuzzfeedSouthern California Public Radio, and a number of other publications and news agencies have cited her writing about race as well.

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