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Opponents of legal birth control, including abortion, have tried for decades to play the race card, saying that legal abortion is racist. What they ignore is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.
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Meaning of "to play the race card" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO PLAY THE RACE CARD

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WHAT DOES TO PLAY THE RACE CARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to play the race card in the English dictionary

The definition of to play the race card in the dictionary is 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.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO PLAY THE RACE CARD

to open a can of whup ass over someone
to order
to overflowing
to pay cash on the barrelhead
to pay your last respects
to pay your respects to sb
to play favourites
to play for keeps
to play happy families
to play pass-the-parcel
to press
to put it crudely
to put it mildly
to put sth to rights
to put the fluence on sb
to put the mocks on
to put years on sb
to put your thinking cap on
to raise unshirted hell
to rights

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO PLAY THE RACE CARD

birthday card
business card
card
Christmas card
credit card
debit card
flash card
graphics card
green card
ID card
master card
memory card
play the race card
red card
report card
smart card
store card
trading card
voter registration card
wild card
yellow card

Synonyms and antonyms of to play the race card in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to play the race card» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO PLAY THE RACE CARD

Find out the translation of to play the race card to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to play the race card from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to play the race card» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

打种族牌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jugar la carta racial
570 millions of speakers

English

to play the race card
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दौड़ कार्ड खेलने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللعب بورقة العرق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

играть расовую карту
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para jogar a carta da raça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাতি কার্ড খেলতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à jouer la carte de la race
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk memainkan kad perlumbaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

um die Rassen-Karte spielen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レースカードを再生する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인종 카드를 재생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo muter kertu lomba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để chơi các thẻ đua
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரேஸ் அட்டை விளையாட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रेस कार्ड खेळण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yarış kartı oynamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di giocare la carta della razza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grać w karty wyścigu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грати расову карту
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

să joace cartea cursa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

για να παίξει το χαρτί του αγώνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die rassekaart te speel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att spela tävlingskort
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å spille race card
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to play the race card

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO PLAY THE RACE CARD»

The term «to play the race card» is regularly used and occupies the 56.151 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO PLAY THE RACE CARD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to play the race card

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QUOTES WITH «TO PLAY THE RACE CARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to play the race card.
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Karen DeCrow
Opponents of legal birth control, including abortion, have tried for decades to play the race card, saying that legal abortion is racist. What they ignore is that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepted the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO PLAY THE RACE CARD»

Discover the use of to play the race card in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to play the race card and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
His sometimes hilarious and always infuriating examples of wrong-headedness skewer not just politicians for their smugness and hypocrisy, but also actors, educators, religious leaders and the “mainscream media” for keeping the story in ...
Larry Elder, 2008
2
The Race Card: Campaign Strategy, Implicit Messages, and the ...
This book has the potential to be a pioneering volume, moving beyond other accounts of how race influences mass politics in the contemporary era.
Tali Mendelberg, 2001
3
Sacral Revolutions: Reflecting on the Work of Andrew Samuels ...
That very post-racial posture, the refusal to play the race card as perhaps a new way to play the race card, made many blacks suspicious of Obama for not being black enough. Black aides within his own campaign urged him to give his wife, ...
Gottfried Heuer, 2013
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When Race Becomes Real
... say white or colored, and because so many don't want to "play the race card," the killing of Amadou Diallo turned out to be a procedurally correct killing, not an awful and irrational show of force, a modern-day lynching. Whenever I hear the ...
Singley, Bernestine
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The Reagan Presidency and the Politics of Race: In Pursuit ...
This book has argued that Reagan's civil rights policy was motivated, not by any political desire the President may have had to play the race card, but by his sincere and genuine philosphical commitment to achieving two principle tenets of the ...
Nicholas Laham, 1998
6
Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to ...
... “hey, I'm going to play the race card.” In this second use of the phrase, “the race card” functions as a coverup for protecting white power, a narrow, ahistorical, nonreality-based understanding of people of colors' racialized identities as merely ...
Ralina L. Joseph, 2012
7
White Women, Rape, and the Power of Race in Virginia, 1900-1960
Instead, the decisions on the part of elites represented efforts to balance competing social hierarchies— to contain the power of poor whites to play the race card and to discourage white women from using accusations of rape to hide their own ...
Lisa Lindquist Dorr, 2004
8
Race, Racism and Sports Journalism
It's almost never acceptable to play the race card in any situation' (Belfast Telegraph, 2011). All three reports criticize Hamilton's employment of the race card. Although he said these comments out of frustration after a disappointing race, ...
John Price, Amir Saeed, 2012
9
What Can You Say?: America's National Conversation on Race
He asserted that “you've got to really go some to play the race card with me. My office is in Harlem, and Harlem voted for Hillary, by the way” (quoted in Kate Phillips, “More Finger Wagging from the Miffed Bill Clinton,” New York Times, April 23, ...
John Hartigan Jr., 2010
10
Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite ...
Propaganda is defined as information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to HELP or HARM a person, group, movement, etc. It is all but impossible to play the “race card” on anyone who expresses verbally, “I am a Frederick Douglass ...
‎2011

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO PLAY THE RACE CARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to play the race card is used in the context of the following news items.
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MSNBC's Chuck Todd Calls Upon Mainstream Media To 'Just Stop …
“Can we just agree not to play the race card — at all? ... “I can't let it pass by that Rush Limbaugh and conservatives are using race to defend Herman Cain, who ... «Mediaite, Nov 11»

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