Stop Teaching Racial Hatred

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Date:  August 25, 2021
Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  301-417-9256

Opposing the teaching of racial hatred in our public schools

Testimony of Amy Waychoff

Member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee

To the Montgomery County Board of Education August 24, 2021

 Thank you for this opportunity to testify. I have lived in Montgomery County  for 33 years, and all three of my children graduated from MCPS.  

 In a recent viral video, a man in Colorado, who happens to be descended  from slaves, convinced his school board to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) with  these words: “I can think of nothing more damaging to a society than to tell a  baby born today that she has grievances against another baby born today simply because of what their ancestors did two centuries ago.” Derrick Wilburn was  referring to one aspect of CRT that is being taught right here in Montgomery  County.  

 CRT posits that White people are inherently racist, from birth, while Black  people and other minorities are victims, oppressed by the white supremacy that supposedly permeates everything.  

 MCPS will deny that its schools are teaching CRT. But this Marxist  ideology goes by many euphemisms, and one undeniably used in MCPS is the  doctrine of becoming “antiracist.” No matter how it is phrased, however, it is  racism. Earlier this year, some of our fourth and fifth graders read Tiffany Jewel’s  “This Book is Anti-Racist.” The author states,  

  • Non-White students should “go to the head of the line,” but if you are White,  “step aside.”  

 By these metrics, school board members who are White should resign immediately. Are you planning to do so? If you do not, then by your lack of action you agree that CRT is insane and absurd. 

 Also in Jewel’s book,  

  • We must “fracture the very foundation of our racist society” and “shake it all up so it can crumble.” This is a revolutionary statement.  

 Last year, Cabin John Middle School had its ENTIRE COMMUNITY read a  book coauthored by Ibram X. Kendi, who asserts that “the only remedy to racist  discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination  is present discrimination.”  

 There are many Black Americans who disagree with Kendi. Derrick  Wilburn testified that “I’m not oppressed and . . . putting CRT in classrooms is not  combating racism. It’s fanning the flames of what little embers are left.” I agree  with him: “let racism die the death it deserves.”  

Thank you for this opportunity to present my views. 


To read the entirety of Ms. Waychoff's written statement click HERE.

Montgomery County Republican Party