Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism.]

"Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card."—Sarah Palin, on her Facebook page yesterday, in "honor" of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

I feel like saying, "Ha ha YOU FIRST!"—but that would suggest that President Obama does "play the race card," and what white people like Sarah Palin mean when they accuse a person of color of "playing the race card" is "having the unmitigated temerity to observe that there is racial oppression and white privilege in the world."

If anyone in this country "plays the race card," it's white people who wield our white privilege to try to silence people of color.

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