The different day I highlighted the disturbing remarks of a neighborhood NAACP chief in Fairfax County, Virginia. On Thursday night time, Michelle Leete stood outdoors the Jackson Middle School and rallied protesters in favor of Critical Race Theory (CRT) right into a spherical of applause as she declared “Let them die” about her opponents. On Saturday morning, the Virginia PTA introduced over Twitter that she’s since resigned from her place with them.
Leete resigned from her place of Vice President of Training on the Virginia PTA. She’s additionally the Vice President of the Fairfax NAACP and the Vice President of Communications for the Fairfax County PTA.
Statement on resignation of VP of Training pic.twitter.com/EZWPPUK6OH
— Virginia PTA (@VirginiaPTA) July 17, 2021
“While not speaking in her role with Virginia PTA, we do not condone the choice of words used during a public event on Thursday, July 15, 2021,” the assertion learn partially.
The resignation was introduced the day after the Virginia PTA shared that Leete’s “statement does not reflect the values of Virginia PTA.” The Virginia PTA additionally famous that “We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion. However, we also know words have power and that it is important to understand the impact of our language.”
It was additional revealed that PTA board members must take part in “sensitivity training” over the summer season “to ensure the we remain mindful of our community and the impact of the words we use.”
Virginia PTA Statement on current media protection. pic.twitter.com/pUIiKwQkXo
— Virginia PTA (@VirginiaPTA) July 16, 2021
The Virginia PTA has restricted feedback for the 2 tweets above.
Leete’s personal tweets are protected. The Fairfax NAACP has but to tweet in regards to the incident from their account as of Saturday afternoon, although there have been tweets unrelated to the incident despatched out since then. The Fairfax County PTA has not been lively on Twitter since July 8.
Leete’s remarks of “Let them die” got here after a ranting screed in opposition to those that oppose CRT, the place she referred to them as “anti-education, anti-teacher, anti-equity, anti-history, anti-racial reckoning, anti-opportunity, anti-help people, anti-diversity, anti-platform, anti-science, anti-change agent, anti-social justice, anti-health care (mentioned twice), anti-worker (mentioned twice), anti-LGBTQ+, anti-children, anti-environment, anti-admissions policy change, anti-inclusion, anti-live and let live people.”
She went on to say “Let them die,” as her phrases had been drowned out by enthusiastic applause earlier than she continued with saying “don’t let these uncomfortable people deter us from our goal to march forward.”
Luke Rosiak additionally wrote a radical piece for The Daily Wire on this incident and the varied different issues and controversies plaguing the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system.
One of the numerous points entails Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, which is situated within the district and persistently ranked the very best highschool within the nation. The faculty only recently canceled its admissions take a look at although, after receiving complaints that too many Asian college students had been being accepted.
The FCPS district is the biggest in Virginia and the eleventh largest within the nation.
This piece might be additional up to date if and when different statements are made to do with the destiny of Leete’s different management positions.