to play the race card
- if someone plays the race card they bring up the issue of race in a discussion, perhaps
for sympathy or to seek popularity by appealing to racist sentiment
Example Sentences Including 'to play the race card'
But I'm not going to allow others to play the race card and use that to silence legitimate debate.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Labour is always first to play the race card ; Comment; Opinion
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Mr. Torres and the Democrats are trying to play the race card ," Mr. Wilson said.
Globe and Mail (2003)
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