A Northern Virginia NAACP chapter is frantically trying to walk back its vice president’s inflammatory, violence-inciting rhetoric about people with whom she disagrees.
Fairfax County NAACP Vice President Michelle Leete went on a rant on during a speech in which she tried to gin up hatred against people opposing Critical Race Theory, the doctrine that all white people are racist simply because they are white:
“Let’s deny 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,” Leete said, as cameras rolled.
The NAACP is standing by Leete amid intense backlash from conservatives and demands that she resign from the Virginia Parent-Teacher Association.
According to NBC News, “harmful right-wing politics” was the target of Leete’s “let them die” statement at a July 15 rally at which protesters faced off before a Fairfax County Public Schools board meeting. Protesters, including many parents, gathered outside Luther Jackson Middle School to oppose “diversity” efforts aimed at their children. Counter-protesters soon appeared, including Leete with her death-invoking rhetoric.
It was all fine with NAACP officials, who have stated: “We stand firmly by our 1st Vice President and her work in the past, present and future, and are extremely disappointed that her long track record of tireless work and dedication within the Fairfax County community has been so easily disregarded and devalued.”