Here-we-go-again We have once again heard the “playing the race card” term! I’m sure you all have heard about actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend. They were stopped, and she was briefly detained. The LAPD officers were investigating a complaint of indecent acts by a couple in their car. Sources claimed that the actress was giving her boyfriend (who happens to be white) oral sex with the car door open. The cops were called. When they arrived, they asked the couple for their IDs. Watt’s boyfriend immediately complied but she refused and continued by complaining that blacks are harassed by cops through racial profiling and that’s why she refused to show ID. Now, I don’t agree or sympathize with Ms. Watts on this one. She should’ve showed her ID, considering the reason the police were called in the first place. Where I split with the arresting officer is when he responded to Watts’ complaint that she was targeted because of her race and the race of her boyfriend, his immediate response was that she “played the race card.” The officer should receive an official reprimand for using that bigoted term. God, I hate that term! If there is such a thing as a “race card,” whites invented it, have played it since blacks were dragged over to American soil, and the “race card” given to blacks is useless! How dare anyone white use such a term! It excuses their racist behavior in the past, present and future. This so-called “race card” is used every day, but not by blacks. The “race card” is played each time a black youngster is shot down in the streets by cops or bigots with impunity for no other reason than skin color. It’s played when blacks are told their vote no longer count in states where they are forced to inconvenience themselves to secure picture identification in order to exercise their constitutional right to vote. It’s played when people are followed around in a department store by security simply because they are black. It’s played when banks redline minority districts so that it is almost impossible to secure a mortgage loan. What kind of “race card,” which blacks are accused of playing when they want to secure an advantage - like a trump card - has almost no value? Did the “race card” stop the officer from detaining Ms. Watts? No. The black “race card,” contrary to the one used by whites for hundreds of years in America, has no value whatsoever. I could go on and on about “the race card” and who deals it, plays it, and wins. It certainly ain’t black people. So this week’s Attack Dawg Bite Award goes to the “Playing the Race Card” farce and all who use that ridiculous term.
The dog bite award for celebrities who say and do stupid obnoxious things.