Among the material associated with a Maryland public school’s five-day social justice summer course is a slide that identifies the phrase “Make America Great Again” as a type of “Covert White Supremacy.”
The slogan, often abbreviated “MAGA,” has been a staple of Donald Trump’s political career.
Judicial Watch obtained the slide and other materials related to Thomas Pyle Middle School’s course titled “Reading and Taking Action for Social Justice.”
“The enclosed materials were prepared to include in the class; however, many of the materials were not shared with students,” according to the cover letter provided along with the course records. It also states that the class “took place July 13 through July 17, 2020 and met for 50 minutes each day. No grades were given and no actual work was due.”
The middle school is connected with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, a school district that awarded more than $454,000 for an “Anti-racist System Audit.”
“The Board voted to award a contract to Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium to conduct an Anti-racist System Audit for a total amount not to exceed $454,680 for Fiscal Year 2021,” the public school district said in a November 2020 release. “The Anti-racist System Audit will provide an opportunity to examine the district’s systems, practices, and policies that do not create access, opportunities, and equitable outcomes for every student’s academic and social emotional well-being. Furthermore, the audit will provide the opportunity to examine not only the student experience; it presents the occasion to analyze policies and practices that impact staff, as well.”