Biracial father running for Republican State Assembly opposes CRT at school board meeting and says, “Anyone who tells my pecan-skinned kids that they’re oppressed would be absolutely wrong.”
- Brian Echevarria, who is running for the North Carolina General Assembly, delivered a viral speech at a Cabarrus County School Board meeting.
- The self-described “bi-racial” and “multilingual” father-of-three called the critical race theory a “big fat lie”.
- “And a person who tells my pecan-colored children that they are oppressed based on the color of their skin would be absolutely wrong,” he said.
- Critical race theory is part of a scientific movement developed in the 1970s that focuses on the legacy of slavery, racism and discrimination.
- Critics of CRT argue that this perpetuates the idea that all white people are inherently racist and all black people are oppressed victims.
A biracial father from North Carolina who is running for Congress as a Republican made headlines this week when he delivered a viral speech to the school board in which he attacked the doctrine of critical race theory.
Brian Echevarria, 44, a married father of three and a candidate for District 73 in the North Carolina General Assembly, appeared at a Cabarrus County school board meeting Monday to denounce CRT, which he called a “big fat lie” and a “discriminatory revolution.”
“I am biracial, I am bilingual, I am multicultural. The fact is that in America, in North Carolina, I can do whatever I want, and I teach this to my children, ”said Echevarria.
“And a person who tells my pecan-colored children that they are oppressed based on the color of their skin would be absolutely wrong and absolutely at war with me.”
North Carolina political candidate and father of three Brian Echevarria delivered a viral speech this week to the Cabarrus County School Board meeting against the critical race theory.
Critical race theory is part of a scholarly movement that emerged in the 1970s that focuses on the legacy of slavery, racism, and discrimination in the study of U.S. history and contemporary society.
Critics of CRT argue that it perpetuates the divisive idea that all white people are inherently racist and all black people are oppressed victims.
Conservative state legislatures and school boards across the country have taken action over the past two years to ban CRT-related teaching in classrooms.
In fact, the Cabarrus County School District, where Echevarría delivered his impassioned anti-CPR speech this week, passed a non-discrimination resolution last year, saying the local school board intends to “abide by the laws of the country and specifically encourage Cabarrus County students to learn that all people are created equal, that no race or sex is inherently superior to another, and that no person, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist.”
In his address to the school board, Echevarria said that the debate about CRT and masks showed that “parents, the most powerful group in the country, [are] return the wheel.
Echevarria claimed that he and other parents did not want CRT to be taught in the classroom.
The father of three (pictured above with his two sons), who has described himself as “bi-racial” and “multilingual”, said he didn’t want anyone to tell his children that they were oppressed because of the color of their skin.
Echevarría’s speech came more than six months after the Cabarrus Board of Education passed a set of rules against the CRT.
“If you believe in CRT… I want to tell you, you are a liar. it means you look at your black neighbor and say they are oppressed, and you look at your white neighbor and say they are evil, regardless of your experience with them,” Echevarría said.
The parent, who also owns the business, said that, in his experience, it is “unlikely” to find racists.
“Racism only happens at the government level and in the media,” Echevarria added.
He concluded by explicitly lashing out at transgender athletes, stating that he has an eight-year-old daughter and doesn’t want “a man to swim against her in the pool.”
Echevarria, pictured with his wife, said that in his experience it is “hardly” to find racists.
Echevarría was apparently referring to University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Leah Thomas, whose inclusion on the women’s team and frequent record breaking has led some to question whether she has the advantage of being born a biological male.
Several states have either enacted or are considering laws to ban transgender girls and college-age women from playing in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.
“Here’s what we’re talking about: politics goes back to the parents,” he said.