an officer with Virginia The parent-teacher association resigned after it was recorded on camera, saying opponents of the critical race theory “may die.”
“Today, the Virginia PTA Executive Committee has requested and received the resignation of Michelle Leite, who served as Vice President of Training,” reads a Saturday statement from the association.
“The action and rhetoric of Ms. Leete and all of SB’s like-minded partisan supporters is deeply disappointing. It reflects a deep lack of concern for children and parents, especially where the well-being of children and families clashes with political considerations,” the statement In a tweet with.
Leite was resigned after denouncing opponents of the critical race theory at a rally on Thursday and calling them “let them die”.
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“Let’s negate this off-key band of people who are anti-education, anti-teacher, anti-equality, anti-history, anti-racist… anti-opportunity, anti-help, anti-diversity, [inaudible], anti-science, anti-change agent, anti-social justice, anti-health, anti-activist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-child, anti-health, anti-activist, anti-environment, anti-entry policy change, inclusion Anti, live anti and let live – let them die!” Leete said in a video.
His remarks met with thunderous applause from the audience gathered at Luther Jackson Middle. school In Falls Church.
Fairfax County’s NAACP vice president, Leete, said of the counter-protesters, “Don’t allow these uncomfortable people to stop us from moving forward on our own.”
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The Virginia PTA said in its statement that it did not condemn its language and said the group “upholds the values of respect, cooperation and accountability.”
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“While not speaking in his role within the Virginia PTA, we do not condone the choice of words used during a public event on Thursday, July 15,” the statement said.
The Fairfax NAACP chapter did not immediately respond to LBL’ request for comment on Leete’s ouster.
The resignation comes as parents nationwide in a video condemning the critical race theory have gone viral, including New York, where a mother asked a school board to stop teaching “communist” lessons.
“My message to the members of this district and the board” [Education]: Stop teaching our kids!” Tatiana Ibrahim, a mother in Carmel, said in a video from June. “Stop teaching our kids to hate the police! Stop teaching our kids that they’re prone to homosexuality if they don’t agree with the LGBT community!”