By Sam Dorman
While speaking outside of a middle school where anti-critical race theory demonstrators were, NAACP Vice President Michelle Leete said: “Let’s deny this off-key band of people that are anti-education, anti-teacher, anti-equity, anti-history, anti-racial … anti-opportunities, anti-help people, anti-diversity, [inaudible], 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 – let them die!”
“Let them die,” says @FairfaxNAACP leader Michelle Leete at protest before @fcpsnews board. Folks against critical race theory are here, with protestors including Leete opposing them. It’ll be 🧨 tonight. Watch at https://t.co/KuScNenTVQ pic.twitter.com/Csb5faEYKG
— Asra Q. Nomani (@AsraNomani) July 15, 2021
After her exhortation, Leete received a round of applause. “Don’t let these uncomfortable people deter us from our own march forward,” she added.
Footage of Leete was captured by Asra Nomani, who helps lead the anti-CRT group Parents Defending Education. The comments took place at Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia. Leete also helps lead the Fairfax County PTA and appears to have worked for the state PTA as well.
Brenton Hammond, a candidate for state delegate in Virginia, appeared to address the same event on Twitter. “I heard this tonight as it was spoken and I was in shock. Absolutely unacceptable, we must be a better example for young people and all people,” he said.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) declined a request for comment from Fox News. A representative said: “FCPS prides itself on being an inclusive and positive organization. It is not our place to comment on the remarks made by an individual outside our organization.”
Neither the Fairfax NAACP nor the county’s PTA immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment either. The Virginia PTA tweeted a statement expressing concern about “a disturbing choice of words used by a board member during a public event.”
It added that “that statement does not reflect the values of Virginia PTA.”
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