Watch: Black Father in Illinois Rips Critical Race Theory at School Board Meeting

(USA Features) A black father in Illinois blasted the local school board over the highly controversial critical race theory curriculum, blaming it for “deliberately” teaching kids “to hate each other.”

“When you talk about Critical Race Theory, which is pretty much gonna be teaching kids how to hate each other, how to dislike each other … it’s pretty much what it’s all going to come down to,” said the father, Ty Smith.

“You going to deliberately teach kids, this white kid right here got it better than you because he white? You going to purposely tell a white kid, ‘Oh, the black people are all down and suppressed.’

“How do I have two medical degrees if I’m sitting here oppressed?” Smith continued.

“Two medical degrees. No mom, no dad in the house. Worked my way through college, sat there and hustled my butt off to get through college,” he added.

“You going to tell me somebody look like all y’all white folks kept me from doing it? Are you serious? Not one white person ever came to me and said, ‘Well son, you’re never gonna be able to get nowhere because, you know, the black people,'” Smith railed.

“Well, how did I get where I am right now if some white man kept me down?” he added. “How am I now directing over folks that look just like you guys in this room right now? How? What kept me down? What oppressed me?

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“I worked myself from off the streets to where I am right now, and you’re going to sit here and tell me this lie of Critical Race Theory? Of this, the reason why black folks can’t get ahead because of white folks? Are you kidding me?” the father continued.

“This is what we’ve come to? I can’t believe we even talking about this right now.”

Smith went on to cite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., asking the assembled audience what it was that he said all people, regardless of skin color, should be judged on.

“Character,” the other assembled parents responded.

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“Their character. Not their skin. If they letting this stuff go on right now, it is absolutely going the complete reverse of what he’s doing, so when February comes, don’t talk about Martin Luther King,” Smith noted.

“When February comes, don’t talk about [black history month if y’all going to sit there and pretty much just pee on his grave] with this nonsense. That’s exactly what’s about to happen,” he added.