Minority Woman Alleges Verbal Abuse by … Minority Livery Driver


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law&disorder writes in the Park Slope Message Board: “I’m still in a state of shock about what’s happened to me today. I had a couple things that I wanted to sell in that Isoldit Ebay store on Flatbush Ave. So I put the things – a juicer, camera and blender – into two small-medium boxes. I called the car service I always use – Legends.”

(fast forward through a dispute over the fare…)

“…I told him that I’d NEVER been asked to pay upfront before and that I wasn’t appreciating his attitude at all. He said, ‘I’m not driving you anywhere unless you pay me first you NIGGER BITCH. In fact, get the FUCK OUT OF MY CAR. I won’t drive you anywhere. Take your boxes and get out.’ “

“This went on. And on … He pointed to a dog on the sidewalk and said that I was a lower form of life than the dog … That the ‘piece of shit’ building I live in (which happens to be a beautiful brownstone) is ‘nothing’ compared to the house that he and his family live in.”

“… By the time the second driver arrived, there was such a scene going on, with the driver screaming, ‘TAKE YOUR BOXES OUT OF MY CAR, YOU NIGGER SCUM,’ that a passing police van stopped and four officers got out to find out what the hell was going on …”

“The irony is that the driver in question is Egyptian. Never knew the Egyptians had a pathological hatred of their fellow Africans (I’m actually African as opposed to African American). The cops – who all looked Hispanic told the guy to chill out and said, ‘look, we’re ALL minorities here.’ The driver denied that he was a minority and said that he shouldn’t have to drive ‘people like me’ anywhere…”

Read the Aftermath in the Park Slope Message Board

One Reply to “Minority Woman Alleges Verbal Abuse by … Minority Livery Driver”

  1. I’m truly sorry that you had this horrible experience. Sadly the livery driver doesn’t have self love for his heritage. First you should make a complaint to the dispatcher of Legend, with date and time, intended destination. Secondly you should file a formal complaint with the Human Rights Comission. This driver should not be working in a multicultural society until he takes sensitivity training. Again, while hatred is more rampant than it should be; not all people are bad. Best wishes for now, and future success.
    G

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