Presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy is facing backlash again for racially charged comments that have sparked a firestorm of criticism.
Ramaswamy compared Representative Ayanna Pressley to modern day grand wizards of the Ku Klux Klan and made derogatory remarks about the U.S. education system and single mothers in inner cities. His rhetoric has drawn comparisons to former President Donald Trump.
Despite his controversial remarks, Ramaswamy has been rising in the polls, posing a real threat to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. However, experts argue that his comments do not resonate with Black voters.
Ramaswamy’s campaign claims that he speaks for all Americans and refuses to bow to identity politics. But critics argue that his comments are not only racist but dangerous, raising concerns about the potential for violence against elected officials and the perpetuation of systematic issues faced by Black and brown communities.