I am conflicted. I have seen the race card being played on these boards a bit too much. I have also seen the harm it does bringing racism into a conversation where it has no bearing.
On the other hand I have seen actual racist comments and yes they do get called off as "playing the race card". But I am not sure if it is because of overuse of the race card.
I have a question for the OP. How do you see the multiyear long obsession with Obama's birth certificate? Did you see any racism in that?
Sometimes things are about perception of a situation.