Doubling Down on the Race Card

Cheryl Head Washington, DC President Barack Obama has too much grace or perhaps it is too much political presence to play the race card. So, I’m going to play it for him and raise the ante. From the “you lie” shout during the State of the Union Address to the terrible debacle of legislative gridlock, […]

Only Blacks get cards, right?

Claude W Correll Upper Marlboro, MD The term “Race Card” is just a way to trivialize injustices against Blacks. For instance, there’s no “Jew Card”, no “Gay Card”, no “Female Card”, and definitely no “White Card”; any injustice against, or complaints by these groups are always taken very seriously and addressed immediately by the media […]

Card: bad metaphor for racial experiences.

Sara CA You don’t get to hold onto your racial experience, hidden away in your hands, waiting for the right moment to leverage it. You don’t get to suddenly bring it out to win the game. Playing a card is a terrible metaphor for when people of color bring up aspects of their experience to […]