It kills me when African Americans get accused of playing the "race card." As if pointing out past and present injustices is wrong, weak-minded and smacks of victimization. Heck, if anything, challenging your country to do the right thing is not playing the race card. It's what concerned Americans do.
Not only that, blacks generally can't play the race card because they're seldom in the game. It's a game of power that only the people in those positions can play, and it's usually white men who get hands worth playing.
So yeah, I'm calling John McCain's bluff over his claim that Barack Obama played the race card by describing himself as the guy with the funny name who "doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills." I mean, you don't have to take an inventory of your dwindling cash to make that argument.
If you want want to talk real race card, let's talk about McCain's constantly refusing to vote for a Martin Luther King holiday in his home state of Arizona until the NFL threatened to boycott.