“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President…Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President….” – President Obama
“But those who can realize a profit [by playing the race card] pale in comparison to the vast majorities of regular people trying to get by. To confuse the two is a deliberate deception.
“The truth is that the people who accuse others — without a shred of evidence — of “playing the race card,” claiming that the accusations of racism are so exaggerated as to dull the meaning of the term, are themselves playing a card. It is a privileged attempt at dismissal.”