Vivek Ramaswamy blames ‘racialized culture’ for racist mass murder in Jacksonville

A Republican presidential candidate is offering his take on a White man killing three Black people at a Jacksonville Dollar General on Saturday, and he doesn’t think a mistaken belief in White Supremacy is to blame, since he doesn’t think it exists.

Vivek Ramaswamy told CNN viewers Sunday that a “racialized culture” and “mental health deficiencies” were to blame for the slaying in the New Town neighborhood, by a killer who was initially thwarted from entering HBCU Edward Waters University.

The killer had written a manifesto and had a swastika on his AR-15, seeming clarifying his intent for most observers, but

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