Cabbies Profliling? Do U think this is Ok or Racist?

http://www.examiner.com/manhattan-conservative-in-new-york/nyc-cabbies-being-told-to-profile-passengers-based-on-skin-color
Here is the Opening Paragraph! Read on and let me know what you think of this…..

“Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, is urging New York City cab drivers to begin profiling prospective passengers, refusing rides to blacks and Latinos who look suspicious. Mateo identifies himself as both black and Hispanic.”

I myself think that this is not a good thing to be implementing. It is doing nothing but to breed hate and fuel the flames of indifference, because it is calling out and labeling only certain people as being the root of the problem…HOWEVER…It is hard to not look at the figures and statistics presented. The Crimes commited do show that it is somewhere around 90% of violent crimes on cabbies involve a black or hispanic person…..soo what do we do here? How do we stop this?>?

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One Response to Cabbies Profliling? Do U think this is Ok or Racist?

  1. donkeykong64 says:

    Haha…. I heard this on the radio the other day and I found it funny that the two cab directors the interviewed were Hispanic and Middle Eastern. Both directors said similar things as to who they are profiling against and both said that Hispanics and Blacks are most likely to rob them so they are promoting the racial profiling of these groups. I found this to be quite ridiculous the issue of cab drivers being robbed, killed, or both is an issue of class and location of pickup it has little or nothing to do with race. The only conclusion that can be drawn from this is cab drivers should stay away from bad areas of the inner city where crime is high if they want to avoid being mugged or murdered.

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