Star Actor Kevin Costner says People Play Race Card to Stop Debate

Kevin Costner has made a big name for himself in the movies, the man’s a star. His newest film is called Black or White and it deals with race and family issues in a custody battle over a biracial child. Because of this, Costner has spent a lot of time on the promotional trail talking about race issues and he made some waves when he said this in a recent interview.

“A lot of times a conversation gets stopped dead in its tracks because if somebody thinks they are losing, race comes up even if the word has no place in the discussion. It trumps the point someone is trying to make, or what they are trying to talk about and it has no place there. Race has a place in our country and a terrible one, and it is one we’re still grappling with, but oftentimes we just don’t how to talk about it and if someone feels they are perhaps losing the argument the conversation breaks up, it stops, it just comes to a shrieking halt.”

 

You can hear parts of the interview from PopPolitics…