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Old 07-22-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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in nyc, somewhat. it's not impossible but it takes a while
sometimes, especially if the cab driver is not black.


aren't you black tho?
Yup.

 
Old 07-26-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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. I guess I'm not allowed to post on this topic because I'm Whiteskin.

Love it when white men play victim.

White men are 1/6 of NYCs population, yet make 5/6 of all the decisions.

Yet every day some white male will come to this site and cry victim.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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I've heard of Black males that were well dressed robbing cabbies and they dressed well on purpose,face.

And you also heard that the moon is made of cheese. That doesnt make it true. When ever a cabbie is robbed the suspects shown in the CCTV in the cab are NEVER dressed like investment bankers.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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A group that represents 5% of the overall population which they are profiling?

.

So now you are suggesting that the remaining 95% are criminal?
 
Old 07-26-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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1. The best law firm in NY is called Wachtell. Cravath wishes. lol.

2. Black lawyers and bankers are not hailing cabs. Law firms pay for car service and that is what they are using.

3. My guess is that the average black lawyer has no issue getting a cab in NY because they are one black person in a group of tons of white people. The question is whether a group of black lawyers could get a cab together. Don't know.

Well you guessed wrong. What if the same black lawyer went out at night and then tried to get a cab?


Indeed it will get very embarrassing if he went out with white clients and then needed them to hail a cab for him, as one black woman offered to do for me. We were both dressed well as we had just left a business reception. She knew what the situation would be for me, and unfortunately was not wrong.

The trick that I have is to go to places like Grand Central where the cabs are in a line. They CANNOT refuse to take you. Getting a hail on the street is way more problematic.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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A relative of mine was robbed and stabbed while on the job as a yellow cab driver. The robber happened to be black. He lived, and I'm sure he profiled future passengers after the incident.

I remember seeing an article in the news somewhat recently about some cab and limousine representative defending drivers that profile for personal safety.

Pity because he might not have profiled a group of Puerto Ricans and then ended up similarly.This because he thought that middle aged black men were too risky to pick up.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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Well you guessed wrong. What if the same black lawyer went out at night and then tried to get a cab?


Indeed it will get very embarrassing if he went out with white clients and then needed them to hail a cab for him, as one black woman offered to do for me. We were both dressed well as we had just left a business reception. She knew what the situation would be for me, and unfortunately was not wrong.

The trick that I have is to go to places like Grand Central where the cabs are in a line. They CANNOT refuse to take you. Getting a hail on the street is way more problematic.
LOL! Are you telling me a high earning Black lawyer like you can't get a cab in NYC??!?? I have never had a problem getting one. In fact they're always honking at me as if they almost expect me to get in which is really annoying. Whenever I do need on though, I can get one fast even if a lot of people are trying to get one.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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LOL! Are you telling me a high earning Black lawyer like you can't get a cab in NYC??!?? t one.
Does happen.

Are you a mid toned and dark skinned black man?
 
Old 07-26-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Does happen.

Are you a mid toned and dark skinned black man?
Neither. I'm White. I'm just shocked because you made it seem as if you were so successful. I couldn't imagine someone as successful as yourself not being to hail a cab. Maybe I was wrong after all.

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Love it when white men play victim.

White men are 1/6 of NYCs population, yet make 5/6 of all the decisions.

Yet every day some white male will come to this site and cry victim.
HA! Is that right? Well I guess some people need to go back to the drawing board.

Well think about it. We have a hard time getting ahead due to the government enacting laws to hold us down. Quotas and the like. It seems as if Blacks have a hard time with some things due to actions by their own people. Look at what G-Dale said. He said a relative of his was attacked by a Black man while driving a cab and that he probably profiled Blacks afterwards. Maybe the other Black had some impact on you not being able to catch a cab because they immediately see a dark skinned Black or "medium tone" as you wrote (not sure what that is exactly) as trouble.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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I think it depends on the situation. If you're in Midtown on any average day, then no, I don't think so. But let's say you're down on Houston or you're in the Meatpacking District at 1:30 in the morning. You may have a hard time because you're competing with lots of white people that cabbies: (1) assume have more money and tip better and (2) live in better neighborhoods that are not way uptown or in Brooklyn. We've been out late and had cabs whizz right past us but then cut over several lanes of traffic to pick up an equal-sized group of white people on the opposite side of the street. So I don't know if it's so much that being black hurts you as it is that being white can really help you (especially if you're a white woman).
Is it really just an assumption, or does it happen to be true based on their own real-life experiences dealing with white passengers vs black passengers?

I know it's convenient for blacks to blame racism on everything but it's well-known throughout the service industry that the majority of black people don't tip very well, and it's also an open secret that the vast majority of crimes committed against cab drivers are by black men.

These inconvenient truths are not racist, they are facts. And that's what the cab drivers are working with when they profile potential passengers.
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