A North Carolina father is angrily denouncing critical race theory being taught in schools attended by his children, ripping the curriculum as a “big fat lie.”
Brian Echevarria, a business owner running for North Carolina General Assembly, told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on Friday, “We’re raising our kids to be dynamic in so many ways,” but left-wing materials like CRT attempt to prevent their development.
“Then here comes the left telling them that they’re not dynamic. They can’t be. You’re black. You can’t do [it], and I think we’re all just tired of it,” Echevarria added.
His comments come on the heels of fiery remarks he made to the Cabarrus County School Board earlier in the week that have gone viral online.
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He described himself as “bi-racial, bilingual, [and] multicultural” and said no school administrators or curriculum had the right to call him or his children “oppressed” based on the color of their skin.
The North Carolina parent continued to tell Fox News host Harris Faulkner that since his viral speech, he’s received “minimal” pushback.
The school board in North Carolina successfully passed a nondiscrimination resolution to cut off the teachings of critical race theory with “overwhelming support,” Echevarria mentioned.
“Somebody has to stand up here,” he told Faulkner.
He also said that parents are “the most powerful group in the country” and are presently “taking back the wheel” to drive education policy changes around the country.
“We’re taking back the wheel from government officials, from radical leftist, the media,” he said. “The fact is … every policy is a parenting issue…when you talk about CRT, when you talk about the taking away of liberties with mask mandates. That’s a parenting issue because we’re all wanting the world to be a great place for our children.”
He added that parents are “coming together in thought, not skin color.”
“[Parents are] seeing how [CRT] affect[s] our homes, the confidence of our children, the way they interact in the world they’re going to live in, and we’re taking back that wheel. We’re saying we’re going to live a life that we work for and provide a better one for our children. No one’s messing it up,” Echevarria concluded.
In his remarks to the school board, “The fact is, in America, I can do anything I want and I teach that to my children, and the person who tells my pecan-color skins that they’re oppressed based on the color of their skin would be absolutely wrong and absolutely at war with me.”
“CRT— it’s a big fat lie,” he continued in the video, “and parents don’t want it.”
He also pushed back against schools that allow biological males transgendering to female compete in all-girls sports, which he said could impact his own daughter.
“I don’t want a man swimming against her in the pool,” he said. “And I don’t want boys playing against her in soccer. I don’t let my sons rough her up, you think I’m going to let your sons rough her up?”
In a separate interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Echevarria said that the United States was the best country on earth to get ahead.
“Obviously, we have people who have financial problems and all of that, but this is America. We can get the dream,” Echevarria said.