Nadra Kareem Nittle is an experienced journalist with a background reporting on a wide range of topics, including education, race, public policy and pop culture. She's written about structural inequity for the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education with the goal of helping the news media improve its coverage of communities of color. She has reported on education for the Los Angeles News Group, the Chronicle of Social Change, Education Post, EdSource and The Atlantic. Her political reporting has been featured by New America Media and the Santa Fe Reporter.
Nadra kicked off her career with the El Paso Times, where she had the opportunity to write about the group of Ft. Bliss soldiers captured during the Iraq War.
Her 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.”
In June 2016, Nadra weighed in on the recent trend of slavery films in the New York Times' Room for Debate section. The Yale Law Journal, the American Propsect, BuzzFeed, Southern California Public Radio and a number of other publications and news agencies have cited her writing about race as well.
Nadra lives in Los Angeles and has written extensively about different parts of the city and its surroundings, including Northeast LA, South LA, Pasadena, Long Beach, the Inland Empire and the San Fernando Valley.
An experienced public speaker, she has served as a panelist at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival, Occidental College and California State University - Los Angeles. She's also discussed her work on a variety of television and radio programs.