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Virginia Lt. Gov. nominee Winsome Sears, the first Black female Republican to participate in the race, told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that critical race theory curriculum is "nonsense."

Sears, a Marine veteran, pushed back against teaching children to see White people and their families as "racist."

"It's going to be detrimental to our schools and not what we want. It supposedly is to help someone who looks like me and I'm sick of it, I'm sick of being used by the Democrats and so are many people who look like me," she added.

Former state delegate and Jamaica native Sears, 57, is the first Black Republican woman from her district to run for lieutenant governor. Her district is 60 percent Black.

Sears won the Republican Party nomination for lieutenant governor on Tuesday. If elected, Sears be the first Black woman to win statewide office in the Commonwealth.

Sears will join gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and attorney general nominee Jason Miyares on the GOP ticket this fall.

Democrats will choose their nominees in a primary next month.

Sears is an advocate of school choice and rejects critical race theory.

"Now, I do want to say that we're all about school choice. We must have parental school choice," Sears said.