It’s Because I’m Black Isn’t It? Celebrities Who’ve Abused the Race Card

January 22, 2013  |  
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When black folks abuse the race card, it makes it harder on all of us. The next time someone questions whether race affected their job, their treatment at the club or even their grades in school, remember to thank people like these 15 celebrities. They’ve been using their celebrity to cry wolf and giving fuel to the white folks who doubt whether racism exists at all.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has single-handedly set the race card back several years. First she called Steven Tyler racist for saying she would have sent Bob Dylan “to the cornfield” if he was contestant. Then, when she allegedly threatened to shoot Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj pulled the race card again and accused Barbara Walters of racism when she took Mariah’s side of the story without getting hers:

“Am I not good enough for you [Walters] to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?”

Maybe Barbara was just afraid she’d get shot. At this point, Nicki’s more famous for being crazy than for being a black rapper.

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