Is There Still Taxi Racism In London?
The other night some friends were out late for the evening, and missed the last tube home. One suggested getting a cab, and another, who happens to be black, shook his head, saying that he’d never be able to get one at this time of night.
Shocked, my white friends insisted the black friend proved his point, and sent him out to hail a taxi while they tucked themselves out of sight. Three taxis in a row refused to stop for the black man. The fourth stopped only when the white friends appeared by his side.
The black guy explained; ‘They think I’ll want to go the the kind of area they won’t be able to get a fare back from, or that I’ll try to get out of paying.’
Well, it seems he proved the point but I’m still surprised – is there a racial problem among London cabbies? Comments here…