D.C. Taxi Commissioner Encourages Racial Profiling

D.C. Taxi Commissioner Encourages Racial Profiling: all you see is… crime in the city. “[Sandra] Seegars called on cabbies to protect themselves from violence by avoiding ‘dangerous-looking’ people. She defined ‘dangerous-looking’ as a ‘young black guy with his hat on backwards, shirttail hanging down longer than his coat, baggy pants down below his underwear and unlaced tennis shoes.'” I’m guessing Seegars doesn’t have a son…. This is perhaps the most horrific development since Danny Glover focused public attention once again on the discriminatory practices common among taxi drivers. John Garvey gives the discussion some context in his New Abolitionist article.

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