During a school board meeting in Texas, one parent who defended “Critical Race Theory” made comments that many people felt were threatening.
Appearing at the Fort Worth Independent School District board meeting, Malikk Austin turned to address the parents.
“For those who got an issue with this critical race theory equity, this is something I fight for, for my children,” he said.
The parent continued, “How dare you come out here and talk about the things that my daddy and my grandparents went through, the lynching, the oppression, Jim Crow, and my kids are still being afflicted by this.”
“We are not our ancestors,” Austin added. “I got over 1,000 soldiers ready to go.”
Even as officers came and escorted him out of the room, he shouted, “I’ll bring my soldiers with me next time.”
“Locked and loaded,” he added.
Another parent, Hollie Plemmons, responded by asking, “Did you just threaten me?”
Some parents told Fox News that they felt threatened.
“Absolutely, it made me feel threatened,” Plemmons told Fox News.
Plemmons, who is a stay-at-home mother of three, said, “I’m scared and I’m afraid he’s going to do something.”
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A Far-Left activist in an FWISD Board meeting threatened parents all because they were criticizing CRT. The activist said that he would bring 1000 soldiers and that he will be "lock and loaded" next time. pic.twitter.com/VmqNaQQh10
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As people in the crowd shouted that Austin should address the school board, not the audience, he responded by referencing, “My First Amendment rights!”
When Plemmons repeatedly spoke up and offered to speak with Austin, he shot back, “But you’re not intelligent, you are not intelligent.” (His remarks in the video begin around the 34:30 mark.)
Plemmons told Fox News that she thought Austin’s remarks were “directed right at the three of us,” since she had already spoken that evening and mentioned critical race theory (CRT) — a framework that involves deconstructing aspects of society to discover systemic racism beneath the surface.
“I felt it was completely inappropriate that the board did not stop that,” she said. She noted that whenever someone in the crowd shouts, the board president will usually silence the audience. She claimed that the board’s decision to allow Austin to keep speaking was a “double standard” because the board supports CRT. Rather than silencing Austin during his remarks, the board allowed him to finish his one-minute speech before nodding to officers to escort him out.
“Everyone there felt threatened,” Carol Guarneri, a grandmother of four in the Fort Worth ISD, told Fox News. She claimed that Austin had attended an August school board meeting in “tactical gear” (he appears at around the 39-minute mark in this video).