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Virginia NAACP Leader On CRT Opponents: “Let Them Die!”

Virginia NAACP Leader On CRT Opponents: “Let Them Die!”

The statement was met with cheers and applause. Surreal.

Michelle Leete, the (now former) Vice President of Training for the Virginia state PTA and (as of this writing, still) first vice president of the Fairfax County NAACP, spoke at a rally in support of teaching CRT in K-12 schools. She shouted out her remarks, apparently reading them from the paper in her hand, and stated that anyone who opposes this divisive, racist CRT agenda should die. 

Perhaps worse, this statement was met with raucous applause and cheers from the small crowd.

I’ve watched this video twice, and it really does look and sound to me like the “let them die!” line was an actual, scripted part of this bizarre rant. The statement is bad enough, of course, without it being scripted, but did she really sit down, write this out, review it, and think, “yeah! ‘Let them die!’, perfect!”?

The Daily Signal transcribed her comments.

Let’s meet and remain steadfast in speaking truth, tearing down double standards, and refuting double talk. Let’s not allow any double-downing on lies. Let’s prepare our children for a world they deserve.

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. Don’t let these uncomfortable people deter us from our bold march forward.

It’s worth noting here that the people Leete wants to die are the parents in Virginia who are rising up in opposition to CRT, parents who are trying to protect their children from this dangerous, reductive, regressive pedagogy.

Saying “let them die!” about these justly concerned parents raises some questions. Die of what? By whose hand? Does her next sentence provide a clue? After all, “Let them die. Don’t let these uncomfortable people deter us from our bold march forward” sure sounds like a call not just to violence but to murder in order to ensure the success of the radical, anti-American racist left’s “bold march forward” . . . to 1930s Europe (?!).

The Daily Signal continues:

Asra Nomani, whose son recently graduated from Fairfax County Public Schools and who helps run the watchdog group Parents Defending Education, told The Daily Wire:

What we heard tonight was hate speech, pure and simple. It was shocking that anyone would cheer and applaud a call to violence … . Ironically, [Leete’s] hateful, intolerant words are a perfect illustration of the divisive ideology of critical race theory in action.

In the name of tolerance, it preaches intolerance and is a betrayal of all values of humanity and decency.

That’s for sure.

To say the outlook of Leete and others like her is noxious and a serious problem for a republican form of government that requires deliberation, consent, and compromise would be an understatement.

It’s a more extreme form of the message that’s been sent by the militantly woke, who increasingly treat any form of opposition to their radical ideas as illegitimate and “violence.”

In the minds of some, those who oppose the revolution are enemies who must be destroyed. That this message is coming from someone in a position of authority and with a significant platform like Leete is both telling and chilling.

If anything, the “let them die” message of Leete is a clear-cut example of why critical race theory and the ideology that springs from it is poisonous to a free people and has no place in K-12 classrooms.

Anyone so wound up about ensuring that America’s schoolchildren are formally taught in the classroom to hate their country, to hate white people (and themselves if they are white), to hate, period, should not be allowed anywhere near other people’s children nor permitted to hold any leadership position in any school district or organization geared toward K-12 education.

Apparently, the Virginia PTA agrees. They “requested and received” Leete’s resignation as the Vice President of Training at the Virginia PTA.

Apparently, the Virginia PTA organization is suddenly concerned that the people it has hired don’t understand that screeching “let them die!” about their ideological opponents is unacceptable. To that end, they reinforce their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity (DIE) and promise to conduct “sensitivity training.”

Something tells me that this “sensitivity training” is not going to point out that wishing death on people for wrongthink is evil and wrong. Instead, it will likely focus on not tarnishing the reputation of the organization by saying the quiet part out loud.


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As long as they don’t hasten my death, I am okay with it.

henrybowman | July 17, 2021 at 8:05 pm

America to NAACP on AA, set-asides, and reparations: “Sink or swim!”

Anybody who does not believe that we are engaged in an active civil war has not been paying attention.

The only difference between today and the Recent Unpleasantness is that the shooting hasn’t really started. Yet.

If I called for the death of BLM members, I am fairly sure I would get hit with some sort of “hate speech” offense and an attempt would be made to take my firearms away. Here we have something coming the other direction and it is being treated as business as usual. This is a problem that is going to get worse if not fixed.

    Milhouse in reply to lhw. | July 18, 2021 at 2:33 am

    If I called for the death of BLM members, I am fairly sure I would get hit with some sort of “hate speech” offense and an attempt would be made to take my firearms away.

    No, you wouldn’t. There is no such thing as a “hate speech offense”, and if you’re in a state where you can have firearms in the first place there is nothing lawful you can say that could get them taken away.

    (Obviously actual criminal speech, such as conspiracy to commit a crime, or making a true threat, is a different matter, but that would be treated exactly the same whether it was “hateful” or not.)

      lhw in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2021 at 7:15 am

      Really? Ever hear of “red flag laws”? The local lefties would use “incitement to riot” or something similar. What is “true” to the left is a matter of opinion. In any event, we know that some animals are more equal than others.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Where the fuck have you been lately? Under a rock?

      You are one distastefully sick person. BLM and Antifa have been running wild for nearly 2 years killing people indiscriminately. People who have defended themselves have been arrested and have had their firearms taken away.


      henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | July 19, 2021 at 2:17 am

      OK, this is unnerving. Milhouse started his post with a blockquote. As expected, I can’t activate either thumb. But somehow, four people did. Who here is from Hogwarts?

Anyone who teaches children to be ashamed or hate themselves because of their skin color should have Child Protective Services called on them. None of these children have done anything to be ashamed of and, although it is irrelevant, almost none of their ancestors have either. IMO intentionally damaging a child’s self esteem is child abuse.

Oh yeah? Nothing between us but air and opportunity, sweetheart!
Make the first move. I triple dog dare you!

I’m beyond ready to get the party started. You don’t get to threaten me with death and NOT suffer the consequences.

Lucifer Morningstar | July 17, 2021 at 10:02 pm

Hey, I’ve got an idea. What if we repeal the Civil Rights Act (1957), the Civil Rights Act (1964), the Voting Rights Act (1965). Withdraw all welfare such as Section 8, EBT and all the other reparations we’ve been paying you for the last six decades and see who actually dies first. I’m betting it won’t be me. Gnomesayin’?

Leftists just can’t let go of their hate and racism. The Rat party is built on it.

nordic_prince | July 17, 2021 at 10:48 pm

I think it’s telling that the Virginia PTA only regretted Leete’s “choice of words” but had absolutely nothing to say regarding the sentiment behind those words. IOW, Sorry, not sorry.

Make no mistake: these radicals are dangerous, and they mean what they say. Believe them when they speak, especially in these off-the-cuff remarks, because it’s during these unguarded moments that the mask slips off a little further each time.

I have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of Americans do NOT share these radical ideas, finding them reprehensible and abhorrent. The problem is we sit on our hands and do nothing while the crazies gain ground inch by inch. We MUST wake up before it’s too late.

    henrybowman in reply to nordic_prince. | July 17, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    “We regret that Leete said the quiet part out loud.”

    But they did cancel her, which is more than what usually happens in these cases.

      Ben Kent in reply to henrybowman. | July 18, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Her crime – lack of message discipline. They believe what she believes – but they want everyone to stay on message.

      They took action against her only to make an example of her – so that others will stay on message.

She/he/it/whatever sure was on an “anti” everything.
So for she/he/it/whatever here’s my particular anti – I’m anti welfare, anti expensive school taxes, anti public unions and anti she/he/it/whatever.

“Let them die”

Works for me. I’m more than happy to watch the demise of the entire Virginia PTA. The sooner the better. They wish for my death, I can wish for theirs.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Barry. | July 18, 2021 at 2:10 am

    That’s the problem with all these angry, lazy zealots. Ideas don’t just die because you disagree with them. It is their erroneous and arrogant assumption that the push behind CRT is so flawless that eventually everyone will bend their will to support it. Because even if lots of people literally die, ideas do not die so easily, especially if they are opposed by tyrannical government overreach…ask any revolutionaries ever.

She later “clarified” what she said that day by saying she didn’t want people to die, but rather the ideas they espoused.

Sound familiar?

I’m going to be crude and refer back to a previous time in my life, working construction at a paper mill. These people don’t know where I’m from. I’m from a little town called “Fresh Off A Motherfucker’s Ass”…..and they are making me homesick.

Char Char Binks | July 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

Fine, “live and let die” is my motto.

Whatever. This is Texas. Proceed past the “NO TRESPASSING” sign at your own peril.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 18, 2021 at 5:55 am

Mzzzz Leete was tossed off the PTA board. She will be viewed as a martyr by some.

My husband, a junior high teacher, gave me permission to share his view on this, which I agree with 100%:

As a teacher of 33 years who knows my job, I suggest we, as teachers, do our jobs. CVT… Critical Value Theory. We are entrusted with teaching our students fundamental skills that will ensure they can garner success in their lives. The way to do this is to instill in them the skills, knowledge, and esteem to realize that each one of them has value in our society. Regardless of what ancestors did hundreds of years ago…. Regardless of who their parents were or what skin color they wore…. Regardless of what society is politicizing…. each child should be taught to feel proud of their value, not ashamed of things they had no part in creating.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to LauraJ. | July 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    I agree, but what do you do with children who start school far behind either because they are the product of dull witted genes and piss poor child rearing? Even if children born to dumb parents happen to have an IQ of 100 or more, they are unlikely to achieve their potential The sins of their fathers weigh heavily against their success.

      You help them. I have a friend teaching in the Emerge program in Houston. The state and city fund a lot, but much of it comes from him and other teachers in the program working their pants off getting more support. He got laptops for all his classroom’s students, He has an old, used, but working washing machine/dryer in a supply room they can clean their clothes in. He stocks a small pantry of things they can snack on or take home. (He’s retired Navy Seal btw. He gets a ton of help from fellow soldiers out of the service.) They are kept in safe lockers because that laptop at home will get sold by their drug addicted parent for drugs. These kids are smart, they work to support themselves most of the because their parents don’t. Yeah, it’s hellishly hard to get a program like that going and keep it going but all the graduates get the help they need. They may not go to college, they may not want to. The ones that want to and work for it, they will make it to college.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to LauraJ. | July 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Yeah. He probably makes up about 0.000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the entire number of teachers in the US.

    My question is why is Ms Leete, a member of the racist NAACP, even a VP with the PTA?

texansamurai | July 18, 2021 at 12:19 pm

well, as to the approval/applause of some that were present, they’re certainly entitled to their opinion–as to the naacp ” leader ” herself and, for that matter, the entire national association for the advancement of colored people, kiss my ass

healthguyfsu | July 18, 2021 at 1:48 pm

You first, Fatty McBeetus!

I love how I keep getting shoved into categories by people who hate me.

As an aside, I’m working on an adult adoption. Her given name is Vezemba. She’s from Namibia. She’s Herero. She’s teaching me Ojtiherero.

This is too important to joke about; I’m not making this move to make a point about race relations. I was crippled. I needed my joints replaced. And she took care of me. Now I want to take care of her.

Actual Africans like me. So I can’t take this s*** too seriously.

bullhubbard | July 19, 2021 at 9:21 am

It’s been open season on conservatives and on Whitey in general since the election of He Who Shall Remain Nameless. The fringe left had its collective brain broken by his election and the last four years or so have seen the left escalating their neo-racist game with impunity. If you have the correct skin color you can vomit all sorts of abuse on your neighbors and be praised for it, though you might need a minor public correction for PR purposes.

I don’t see anything changing soon, but the court action by concerned parents might get us somewhere.

    henrybowman in reply to bullhubbard. | July 19, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    “If you have the correct skin color you can vomit all sorts of abuse on your neighbors and be praised for it”

    Nah, it’s not just skin color any more… when a mob of miscreants can brace a Christian woman for “offending” the mob by uttering the word Israel, all the while calling her a “a Nazi, a bitch, and a fucking pig.”

I know this is late but this is hardly news, we all know that is how they feel about us.