Definition of race card noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

race card

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play the race card
 
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(disapproving) to criticize people who belong to different races in a way that is meant to make other people feel opposed to them and to gain you a political advantage, especially during an election He accused his opponent of playing the race card during the campaign. See related entries: Elections
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: race card