Anti-Affirmative Action Vivek Ramaswamy Benefitted From Soros Fellowship But Now Wants It Erased From Record
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has been vocal in his opposition to affirmative action in college admissions and hiring, advocating instead for a merit-based approach. However, recent revelations by The Daily Beast have shed light on a significant contradiction in his stance.
While Ramaswamy has made ending race-conscious policies and mocking wokeness central to his platform and hailed the recent Supreme Court judgment ending race-based admissions, by calling it a “cancer on our national soul” it has been discovered that back in 2011, during his time as a graduate student at Yale Law School, he had no trouble in accepting substantial support from the Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
The fellowship, which is backed by the family of George Soros is intended to provide opportunities and equity to immigrants and the children of immigrants, aiming to level the playing field for historically marginalized groups. “The fellowship offers up to $90,000 over two years to students pursuing graduate degrees in multiple disciplines at elite U.S. universities (like Yale Law School, which Ramaswamy attended)—is underwritten by Daisy and Paul Soros, the latter being the late brother of George Soros,” Daily Beast said. George Soros is the one most Republicans love to hate and the rightwing Ramaswamy was funded by that very family.
Mediate had reported in May that Ramaswamy took steps to have information about the fellowship removed from his Wikipedia page, raising questions about his discomfort with his association with a program that aligns with the principles he opposes. The fellowship he received appears to share similar objectives of creating a level playing field for underrepresented groups.
Ramaswamy’s campaign advisor emphasized that the fellowship is not based on a “specific skin color” or “melanin content.”