Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The Race Card

Contemporary racial politics make it a virtue to assume the worst when confronted with such ambiguous circumstances. The person who assumes the best of others and offers plausible alternatives to the verdict of racism is typically dismissed as naive or even complicit in racial injustice. This presumption of guilt leads people to play the race card, and it effectively silences those who would call their bluff. 

- From The Race Card by Richard Thompson Ford

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