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Kali Holloway's Dangerous Race Interpretation

Do you know what I knew about Vivek Ramaswamy before today?

He was a Republican running for president.

His name appeared to be Indian.

His campaign appeared to be running on an anti-woke philosophy.

As a matter of fact, The New Yorker called Ramaswamy the CEO of Anti-Woke Inc.

So imagine my surprise when the Daily Beast's Kali Holloway wrote this: Anti-Woke’ GOP Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Can Thank Affirmative Action for His Success

Hmmm. So I clicked on the link and started reading.

"(Ramaswamy) called race-based college admissions 'a cancer,' but a Soros family fellowship for children of immigrants helped him accrue wealth as a grad student-"

Then -BAM- pay wall.

  1. First of all, you know when we're going to pay for the Daily Beast? When hell freezes over.

  2. Why is Holloway introducing race into the Ramaswamy discussion? There is a difference between race-based college admissions and immigrant-based college admissions. On the surface, it doesn't appear Ramaswamy would have needed either exception to get into Harvard. Being the valedictorian at the largest, and one of the most prestigious, private high schools in all of Ohio, St. Xavier of Cincinnati, that should have been enough to get into any Ivy League School. And I didn't even mention his extra-curriculars, he was nationally ranked as a junior tennis player.

  3. I have said it before and I will say it again, sometimes you have to play the race card. The perfect example? ESPN's Stephan A. Smith. He talks sports all the time, every day. Every once in a while, he is forced to play the race card, but that's not his job, his job is hot sports takes. One day he might be talking abut Game 6 of the NBA playoffs, the next day he might be talking about the best cornerback in the NFL. If you play the race card every day like at CNN or the Daily Beast? Then that becomes an overarching agenda. In this specific case, Ms. Holloway comes off as the (Journalist) Who Cried Wolf. The last time she DIDN'T claim racism in one of her articles? October of 2022.

You know what though? They say there's no such thing as bad publicity. If Holloway's objective was to make Ramaswamy look like a hypocrite, she failed miserably.

The more I read about Ramaswamy, the more I liked him. Which is, again, contrary to what Holloway was trying to do.

By the end of the day, there was a buzz around the Ramaswamy Camp. Based on the research I did today, I would vote for Ramaswamy in the Republican Primary over Donald Trump if that battle reached Ohio. How about Ramaswamy vs. Biden? It depends on the third party candidate.

It's still very early in the game, but you should be asking yourself why leftist partisans are reaching to attack what appears to be an American Success Story by a minority. (East) Indians only make up about 1% of the American Population.

(Editor's Note: You know why.)

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