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    Whitey, and I pointedly include myself as I've walked on a few things that my darker skinned coworkers would have gone downtown for (on the east coast. LAPD busts everyone who gets on their radar regardless), only gets stopped when there's probably cause. You web devs are definitely passing a joint outside a bar ... etc. Stop and frisk means lots of stops for walking in certain neighborhoods while black so there's going to be a lot more negatives.

    Interesting to note that I used to constantly hail cabs in midtown with a black guy (we'd be going from job to job in the middle of week nights). I was rock and roll scruffy. He was black (and rock and roll scruffy). The cabs would never stop for him, stop for me about half the time (cabbies were less desperate), BUT if he stood upstream of me the cabs would always pass him and stop for me. He would jump in which would lead to some African cab drivers (this was a decade of African cab drivers) smirking as he gave them lip on the way across town.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:09:00 PM PDT

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