NAACP Leader Resigns from PTA After ‘Let Them Die’ Speech

NAACP Leader Resigns from PTA After ‘Let Them Die’ Speech

July 19, 2021

The Virginia PTA forced the resignation on Saturday of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Vice President of Training Michelle Leete after she gave a speech saying “Let them die,” referring to people opposed to leftist ideology.

Addressing concerned parents and supporters of Critical Race Theory prior to a Fairfax county public school board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church on Thursday, Leete slamned “this off-key band of people that are anti-education, anti-teacher, anti-equity, anti-history, anti-racial reckoning, anti-opportunities, anti-help people, anti-diversity, anti-platform, anti-science, anti-change agent, anti-social justice, anti-health care, anti-worker, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-children, anti-health care, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-admissions policy change, anti-inclusion, anti-live-and-let-live people. Let them die. Don’t let these uncomfortable people, don’t let these uncomfortable people deter us from our bold march forward.”

“While speaking within her [Leete’s] role within Virginia PTA, we do not condone the choice of words used during a public event,” the Virginia PTA wrote on Saturday in a statement on Twitter.

Fairfax County NAACP released a statement of support for Leete Sunday, condemning what they falsely described as “falsehoods to silence our community leaders, sow discord, and deflect attention away from important conversations on how best to protect our students while building a healthy and inclusive learning environment.”

Leete admitted to the Washington Post Friday that her speech “was ineloquently stated and with a pause for the applause, the timing was off,” Leete said. Ineloquent or not, the point is that it represents the NAACP’s and the left’s vindictive, hateful, and ugly attitude toward their political opponents.

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