Playing the Denial card: Yes. All. Whites.

Georgia NeSmith
7 min readMar 28, 2020
News Photo AP 1957

People of color are often charged with “Playing the Race Card” whenever they try to explain to a white person how the dynamic of racism works into interactions between blacks and whites in everyday culture.

Frustrated with an answer that utterly misunderstands what is being said, I turned it around to say they are “Playing the Denial Card.” Which means: every time a person of color or a…

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Georgia NeSmith

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.