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Dahleen Glanton: Yes, African-Americans have a 'black card,' and it's OK

It has been brought to my attention that some white people are offended by the term "black card."

They got really upset when I wrote a column recently suggesting that African-Americans should consider giving Omarosa Manigault Newman's black card back to her, now that she has turned on Donald Trump.

When it suits their purpose, these same people have no problem accusing African-Americans of playing the "race card." But how dare African-Americans imply that there's a secret society that only black people can join.

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