racism in Montgomery County

April 19, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Maryland Bobcats Become First Professional Soccer Club to Join Anti-Racist Coalition

The Montgomery County-based Maryland Bobcats Football Club (FC) announced in a press release that they have joined the Anti-Racist Soccer Club coalition, officially making them the first professional club to be part of the alliance. The Anti-Racist Soccer Club states that the coalition was created to fight racism in American soccer and is working to […]

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July 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sandy Spring Slave Museum Takes Financial Hit As County Wrestles with Racist History

Since 1988, visitors of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery have learned about Sandy Spring’s Quaker history and its ties to the underground railroad. The museum has been temporarily closed since March because of the coronavirus and it hasn’t hosted any in-person tours. Its closure comes at a time when Montgomery County […]

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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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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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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery High School Confirms Two Hate Crimes in One Month

Richard Montgomery High School emailed parents this weekend about two hate crimes that occured on school grounds over the course of a month. The most recent incident involved a swastika that was spray painted in orange on “the side of a school building facing the stadium.” In the letter sent to families, Kiera Butler, Richard […]

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December 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

“21 This Week” Talk Election Recounts, Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill and Liquor Control in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. Aiken and panelists discuss proposed changes to county liquor control, the fossil fuel divestment bill (Bill 44-16) under consideration by the County Council, and presidential vote recounts continue in three states. This week’s panel of political observers includes Susan Heltemes, Jerry Cave, Phil Bell, and Cynthia Rubenstein. You can […]

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November 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

“21 This Week” Talk a Trump Presidency and Racism in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Susan Heltemes hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. Heltemes and panelists discuss a Trump presidency and racism in Montgomery County. This week’s panel of political observers includes Elbridge James, Bill Askinazi, Luiz Simmons, and John Hurson. You can watch the show in its entirety, below: “21 This Week” airs on Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. […]

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