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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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I doubt they were pulling my legs. They were really chill drivers. The conversation generally starts out when they reminisce on what certain parts of DC was like.

Some of their stories may have been exaggerated but I donít think they flat out just decided to misconstrue the areas. That or it never occurred to me someone would casually lie about something I donít care about. And FWIW, I donít think they meant modern day H Street or Eastern Market.
Perhaps that may be true for immigrant black drivers, but there are a lot of uber/lyft drivers who are black American who typically drive in that area. Lyft/Uber has many drivers all over the DC metro area.
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Old Today, 10:59 PM
 
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Used to be a taxi driver. One particular driver who mentioned not going to certain parts went as far back in his history as to somehow meeting a phone date woman (Iím only 26, so Iím not exactly sure the technical term used to describe the phone numbers you would call to talk to females), going into the hotel to hook up with her but he realized she was just there to lure him or something for other guys to rob him.


Look. My personal opinion is you wonít have a problem, but a couple drivers have brought it up before. I get German female drivers driving to make extra money for their parents to come down to meet the new grand child, Iraqiís who tell me way too much information about their family in Iraq. I get way too much personal odd information.


Not sure if youíre trying to ďdebunkĒ me or something, but itís true stories.


Do I think African Americans will have a hard time getting a taxi? No. But I have heard uber drivers, who also drove taxis and do lyft say they avoid areas. And itís always been in the context of ďYou live in SW? Itís crazy how much itís changed. What? Youíve only lived here less than a year? SW used to be ...... and this area was ..... and I used to not pick people up there because ......Ē ó itís always been in context of pretty much gentrification and how certain parts were rough.
women would attempt to set up my dad all the time when he was a cab driver in Brooklyn in the late 80s.
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