racism

October 28, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hoy: “Conversaciones Sinceras Sobre Raza” en Silver Spring

Hoy 28 de octubre, el Consejo Asesor de la Comunidad de Fe del Ejecutivo del Condado de Montgomery (FCAC) tendrá la primera de una serie de “Conversaciones sinceras sobre la raza”. El evento es gratuito y abierto al público. Cualquiera que desee comprender la historia y las repercusiones del racismo puede unirse a este espacio, […]

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October 25, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Executive’s Faith Council to Hold ‘Candid Conversations on Race’

On Oct. 28, the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Advisory Council (FCAC) will have the first in a series of “Candid Conversations on Race.”  The event is free and open to the public. Anyone who wants to understand the history and repercussions of racism can join the safe space, where people can also share their […]

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May 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Respond to Council’s Call for More Body Camera Footage

Montgomery County police released a statement May 16, in response to the county council’s letter requesting more information about the May 9th incident involving an officer using a racial slur in Silver Spring. All nine councilmembers signed a letter on May 15 calling for the police to release body camera footage from all officers involved […]

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May 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Police Release Footage Showing MCPD Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County police are investigating an incident of racial bias involving one of their police officers. MCPD released a statement Thursday evening saying that they take “allegations of racial discrimination seriously.” “We are committed to serving all members of the community in a fair, impartial, and non-discriminatory manner at all times. All allegations of misconduct surrounding […]

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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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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

During Assembly, Sidwell Friends Students Project Swastikas, Racial Slurs

It has seemingly become commonplace. Yet another instance of racism and antisemitism occurred at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. During a large assembly meeting, the school played a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an educational trivia game where questions and prompts are projected on a large screen; students can choose a username […]

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February 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Superintendent Says Schools Are Not ‘Desensitized’ to Hate

Jack Smith, the superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools, addressed the recent acts of hate that have occurred in the high schools. Since December, there have been four known instances of hate at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, and Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. Richard Montgomery’s principal confirmed that in January, the school […]

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February 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Echoes of Racism

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin reflects on how racism from her parents’ generation affects her today — on Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMcMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.

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February 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Navarro Calls on MCPS to Rename Lee Middle School

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro has asked school officials to change the name of Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School because of its namesake’s “deeply disturbing racist history.” Lee, who served in World War I and helped to develop Silver Spring, attached restrictive covenants to the homes he built, prohibiting African Americans from buying […]

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February 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Raskin Call for Governor Northam’s Resignation

Maryland officials have taken to social media to call for Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) resignation over a racist image that surfaced Friday. The image came from Northam’s 1984 yearbook page when he was a student at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam did not resign during a news conference, saying he does not believe […]

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