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English definition of “play the race card”

play the race card

UK disapproving to try to win an election by saying unfair things about people from another raceRacial issuesRace and ethnicity US disapproving to mention someone's race in order to influence the way people think about themRacial issuesRace and ethnicity
(Definition of play the race card from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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