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Calling someone racist, even if they aren't, just to get away with something.
Jalen played the RACE CARD and all the charges were dropped.
by Anonymous September 08, 2003
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When someone goes to the gym and spends 90% of the time on their phones scrolling through social media
Looks like its thumb day again for Jimmy with his usual routing... 3 sets of 5 snapchat selfies and 10 sets of scrolling through facebook until exhaustion
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When an ethnic minority makes unfounded assertions that he/she is being rejected by society because those who made the decision are racist.
Of course, the racist card will still be availiable.
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 24, 2004
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What "certain folks" like to cry when they don't get their way.
Awe.....that shopkeeper won't keep the shop often after closing time for me to shop...I'm going to cry the race card!!!
by Piranha January 27, 2005
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When a minority in America (and more recently, Caucasians) try to call foul on a situation that is detrimental to them and say the situation is racially discriminatory. Now, whether it is or not is irrelevant, as such stories are taken as gospel.
Because the black woman didn't win in "The Apprentice", she pulled the race card.

Miguel had the lowest work rating in the company, took 5 personal days in a row and came into work drunk. He was fired, but because he went to the ACLU and pulled the race card, he has his job back.
by R. Kemp August 23, 2004
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A false claim of racism used in attempt to win a debate/argument or escape punishment. This is generally used by people who have no legitimate argument or excuse for their actions.

Originally used mainly by individual African Americans for personal reasons, the race card is now commonly played by liberals of all races in an attempt to silence anybody who disagrees with them or opposes their agenda. This is similar to how conservatives used the concept of "patriotism" to silence their critics after 9/11.
1.) After the jury was shown irrefutable evidence of his guilt, the defendant played the race card and said that he was only charged because he was black.

2.) After the Republican embarrassed the Democrat in the debate, the Democrat played the race card and claimed that the Republican was biased against blacks because he wanted to reduce spending on welfare.
by ronhollis August 28, 2011
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When somebody tries to use their race or place of origin to gain an advantage over a person or situation.

The Meat Sheik played the race card when a reporter from the ABC T.V Show 'Chasers' confronted him at the airport with masking tape.

Chasers Reporter: Will you say more nasty things about the people of Australia when your in a mosque overseas?
Meat Sheik: You racist! You racist! You racist!
Chasers Reporter: Here is some masking tape for your mouth.
Meat Sheik: Racist! Racist! Racist!
by Marbles1000 May 17, 2007
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