hate speech

July 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Glass Received Hate-Filled Messages During Pride Month

Evan Glass, the first openly gay Montgomery County councilmember, said he was targeted by hate during Pride Month. Glass organized a series of pride events throughout June. At a drag show pride event at Denizens Brewery in Silver Spring on June 19, Glass explained that he felt a responsibility to organize Montgomery County Pride events, […]

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April 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Calls Whitman Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Severely Disturbing’

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday about the two Walt Whitman students who published a racist social media post over the weekend. The social media post, according to Whitman’s principal, Robert Dodd, included a picture of the two students wearing blackface; the caption for the post included the n-word. “This incident […]

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Senator Cardin on Immigration Reform, Hate Speech, & Small Business Support

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin spoke about immigration reform and his support for small businesses at the 18th Annual Minority Legislative Breakfast. The breakfast united Maryland’s politicians and Montgomery County’s minority business leaders. Further, it provided a space to discuss legislative priorities. During his speech, Cardin shared his “priorities for the next congress.” In doing so, […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Police Chief Reports 17 Percent Increase in Hate Crimes in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In a video message posted online today, Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger reports a 17 percent increase in hate crimes and bias incidents in Montgomery County. According to Manger, there have been 62 incidents reported to the police department this year. He said the hate crimes are generally motivated by race, religion, or sexual […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Superintendent Says MCPS “Will Not Tolerate Hate-based Speech or Behavior”

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith has released a statement about recent hate-related vandalism at area schools: “In recent weeks, Montgomery County Public Schools has seen a surge in hate-related vandalism in our schools and on school property. This trend is disturbing and unacceptable. These actions are a violation of school policy, a violation […]

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March 15, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Faith Leaders and Residents Work to Counter Dangerous Speech (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group hosted a discussion on dangerous and hate speech in Silver Spring on March 8. In this MyMCMedia video, residents and faith leaders  discuss ways of countering dangerous speech online and within the community. Willie James Inman reports. Related:

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October 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

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No Place for Statements Like This

Statement by Montgomery County Human Rights Commission on Demeaning Advertising Placed in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Locations October 31, 2012 “Recently, an organization called The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) placed the following ad within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system: ‘In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support […]

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October 15, 2012 | Staff Writer

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“This is Hate Speech”

Statement by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on “Hate Speech” Advertising Placed in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Locations October 15, 2012 “I am very disturbed by advertisements placed within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) system by an organization that calls itself ‘The American Freedom Defense Initiative.’ “These ads state: ‘In Any War […]

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