After a top official of the Virginia state PTA appeared to wish death on parents who oppose “equity” initiatives in school curriculum, the organization said it would address the “disturbing choice of words used by a board member during a public event” with more “sensitivity training.”
“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. This summer, Virginia PTA board members will participate in sensitivity training to ensure that we remain mindful of our community,” it said.
It did not say it would take any action against Michelle Leete, who ended a tirade about those who disagree with her on educational policy by saying “Let them die!,” a comment greeted by cheers.