Cab drivers can be racists, in the sense that a "racist" is someone who fears black crime, but as I pointed out the other day, they`re not white racists—it`s like the United Nations at the Taxi Workers Alliance.
From CNS News
Following an attack on a New York taxi driver, the head of the city`s taxi-drivers` union is urging cabbies to "profile your passengers; it`s very important."
Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, gave that advice at a press conference Saturday outside the hospitial where the cabbie is in serious condition, the New York Post reported.
"I don`t care about racial profiling. You know, sometimes it is good we are racially profiled, because the God`s honest truth is that 99 percent of the people that are robbing, stealing, killing these drivers are blacks and Hispanics," said Mateo, who is Hispanic and has a black father. "So if you see suspicious activity, you know what? Don`t pick that person up."
Mateo`s comments, of course, drew immediate condemnation.
New York City`s campaign to make drivers pick up all black passengers regardless of risk was covered in my article Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Care If You Die.