Posted on December 13, 2023

Illinois Elites Accuse NAACP Leader of ‘Racism’ for Comments About Migrants

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart, December 13, 2023

Members of the Illinois NAACP and other liberal elites called for branch president Teresa Haley to resign after she allegedly made remarks disparaging migrants as “rapists” and “savages.”

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People member Patrick Watson of the Chicago-area DuPage County branch said he recorded a Zoom meeting during which Haley is heard making anti-migrant comments, according to WGN-TV.

The 58-year-old Haley became the first female president of the Illinois civil right group in 2015 and has served six consecutive terms as president of the Springfield, Illinois, branch. She is also currently running for a seat on the NAACP national board.

Haley can reportedly be heard saying on the recording that “Black people have been on the streets forever and ever and nobody cares because they say that we’re drug addicts, we got mental health issues. But these immigrants have come over here, they’ve been raping people, they’ve been breaking into homes, they are like savages, as well.”


On December 12, Democrat Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker also condemned Haley’s rhetoric.

“Reprehensible remarks,” the billionaire governor said. “I would hope that she would apologize for the remarks. I also think that people should recognize that immigrants in this country are all around us.”