Online Seeker1Rookie Joined: Today Messages: 1 I am new to this forum. I grew up in the 70s as a sort of "hippie" type, although, by then, hippiedom had been pretty much co-opted by commercial interests. I was all about racial harmony and equality. Fast forward to now. I drove a taxicab for about 15 years. I worked at the state Motor Vehicles division for about the same amount of time. I am recently retired. I am still a liberal about economic policy and healthcare, but I am having a hard time with the race issue. When I was a cab driver, in a mid-size New England city, the black passengers were up and away the worst. They rarely gave a tip. The young black men were dangerous, especially at night. I was robbed by one, and had numerous young blacks run off without paying. To be fair, whites and Hispanics did that as well. And they were the rudest demographic of fares. Whites were rude, and so were Hispanics, but blacks were probably the worst. And I have had numerous times in my life when, for nothing I did, I was verbally attacked by black people. Yes, white people are not always great. But it seems that my experience with black people has been overwhelmingly negative. How can I deal with this? I am not looking to be attacked verbally. If you don't have anything constructive to say, kindly refrain from saying anything. I want to change, but I don't know how.