It has been a long time since I have been on the vine. Thought I would see how things are going:
As for "the race card", and who gets to play it. Think about it like this: when it comes to politics the race card is just like the "Draw Four" in a game of UNO. It is best played when you are behind in the game to change the color of the game. And no matter if you are sitting to the right or to the left, anybody at the table will play it if it helps them win.