(TargetLiberty.org) – Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who is running in the Republican presidential primary, has argued that the United States no longer needed to address systemic racism as it was now irrelevant in the country.
On Friday, during a campaign stop in Iowa, Ramaswamy argued that the recent attempts to fight system racism were only worsening the situation. Rev. Samuel Ansong proceeded to question Ramaswamy on how they could deal with this issue if not through the use of affirmative action and other such programs. In response, Ramaswamy pointed out that there had been a time and place for fixing those past injustices but that had been in the 1870s.
Ramaswamy proceeded to argue that all DEI and affirmative action programs were causing further division and that they were “anti-American.” However, as he pointed out there was a certain point in time when all these “-ism,” including racism and sexism, became small enough that they were not relevant to the country anymore. He added that currently trying to combat the so-called systemic racism was just causing further division in the country.
This latest statement by Ramaswamy comes only a couple of weeks before the Iowa caucus on January 15 when the Republican presidential candidates are going to compete in the state’s presidential primary. Currently, former President Donald Trump continues to hold an impressive lead in the race and is widely believed to be the most likely candidate to become the Republican nominee. However, many candidates, including Ramaswamy, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley have placed a lot of effort into swaying voters in the state to support them.
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