Who invented the “race card” anyway?

Anniversary-2013Kathryn Terry,
Katy, TX.

I hate the term “race card” because when I hear it, it tells me that the person using it doesn’t have any desire to listen to or understand anything about the experiences of racism that people of color face. If you think there’s a “race card”, who do you think put it in the deck to begin with? Why is there such a need to deny the lived experiences of black people, when our history both past and recent gives evidence that there is truth that needs to be listened to and faced in order to heal and change and make the world better for future generations? When I hear “race card” I feel discouraged that people cling to their racist assumptions.

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  • Rico Carlos

    I think you summed up the whole “race card” mindset with your first sentence.

 

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