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Stop playing the race card

Publication Date: 
March 06, 2008
Christian Science Monitor
Richard T. Ford
This opinion piece in the Christian Science Montior is written by Stanford Professor Richard T. Ford and discusses his recent book, "Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse." He discusses the dangers of using racism as the excuse for many of problems today, and relates such discussion to the future direction of the country. "The challenge for the civil rights movement in the 21st century will be to foster a constructive discussion of the real but often mundane racial inequities that confront many people every day - without being distracted by dramatic but trivial scandals."