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.