NY Taxi Commission Exposes the Real Racists

One of my favorite passages in Gone with the Wind involves a moment of realization on Scarlet Ohara’s part—that the real racists are the abolitionists. It’s worth repeating here:

What damnably queer people Yankees are! Those women [Yankee women who had just told Scarlett they wouldn’t trust a “negro” to be a nurse to their children, and who had insulted Scarlett’s black chauffeur, Uncle Peter, to his face] seemed to think that because Uncle Peter was black, he had no ears to hear with and no feelings, as tender as their own, to be hurt. . . . They didn’t understand negroes or the relations between the negroes and their former masters. Yet they fought a war to free them. And having freed them, they didn’t want to have anything to do with them, except to use them to terrorize Southerners. They didn’t like them, didn’t trust them, didn’t understand them, and yet their constant cry was that Southerners didn’t know how to get along with them.

Yep. Here’s another case in point from New York City. The Taxi and Limo Commission fined a man and his wife and confiscated their car because they were sure the man was operating an unlicensed taxi cab company. Why did they think that? Well, he was black and she looked white to them (she’s actually biracial). And she was sitting in the back seat (which was probably the main reason for the supposition).

But when the TLC showed up and gave the black man a hard time, he called his wife back out from work. They tried to clear things up, but couldn’t. Their car was still taken, and they were still fined. He said she was sitting in the back because the front seat was wet from a storm.

I’m thinking this doesn’t happen if the man is white. And no one would probably care at all if this happened in the south, by the way. For one, we don’t have a bunch of Little Hitlers running around fining people for having unlicensed taxi cabs. And for another, we’re used to interacting with black people down here.

Leftists haven’t changed much. They like to tell us about how we’re a bunch of racists. Then you go to their communities, and they don’t even have black people in them at all. So, there’s that. And then they treat what black people there are like this. Sheesh. Physician heal thyself.

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    • It would behoove you to educate yourself on the reasons and causes for the Civil War, the class and culture of the southern people…black and white. When completed, you may return and post something that makes sense.

        • Oh you paint such a pretty picture of life in the 19th Century North. A worker’s paradise with everyone working together.
          I doubt that you have any real grasp of the era, especially the many nuances that require a really uncluttered mind not possessed of a predisposition toward judging.

          • The north was no “worker’s paradise” & many in the north wanted to let the south go. The north did evolve & the south STILL has NOT!

          • Wrong on the “still has not”, you just don’t know the folks and painting them with a broad brush doesn’t move one any closer. Context is everything and one has to also understand the South in terms of the of the post war period.

            Lincoln knew that a just and lasting peace would have to be a compassionate peace that brought the South back into the “family”; a view that very few of his inner circle held. In fact, they were violently opposed. And while this is a different subject altogether I have to mention that this may have lead to his assassination. His views on reconciliation were very public and folks in the South knew this. I am inclined to believe, when I examine the more minute events of April 14th that powerful Northern interests were involved in it. Johnson could be depended upon to punish the South, Lincoln’s death attributed to the South ensured public support and what followed was no less than a rape of the South by Northern interests and their agents. One has to understand why some scars down there have never healed.

          • When the great general William Tecumseh Sherman marched through the south (like a hot knife through butter) he made the confederates “howl” & they STILL “howl” every time they hear his name!

  1. Mr. Minkoff, You hit the nail on the head!
    Liberals are all bark and no bite! Very little of what they say carries water.
    Our rich, little southerner… poor Scarlett just didn’t know any better.
    When it dawns on her where the real guilt lies, she was confused…
    remember, she was a southern belle.

    Confused… they are all confused. The left think they want peoples’ rights.
    They just don’t know what those rights are. They are so confused!

      • Really, Bob?…

        Oh my goodness!
        I wrote my senior history final on the Civil War, the life of
        Scarlett O’Hara and her love of Tara… and it was all fiction??

          • You ain’t a pimp and you ain’t a hustler, A pimp’s got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler.. Black’s got respect, and white’s got his soul train, Mama’s got cramps, and look at your hands ache… (Young Americans/Bowie)

          • Scanning life through the picture window
            She finds the slinky vagabond
            He coughs as he passes her Ford Mustang,
            He misses a step and cuts his hand, but
            Showing nothing he swoops like a song
            She cries “Where have all papa’s heroes gone?”

          • Queen of Light took her bow, And then she turned to go,
            The Prince of Peace embraced the gloom, And walked the night alone…. Oh, dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light. The dark Lord rides in force tonight, And time will tell us all.. (The Battle Of Evermore/Led Zep)

          • Oh dance in the dark of night, Sing to the morning light
            The magic runes are writ in gold to bring the balance back.
            Bring it back.

            At last the sun is shining, The clouds of blue roll by,
            With flames from the dragon of darkness, the sunlight blinds his eyes.

          • You’re good!!!! From the houses of the holy, we can watch the white doves go. From the door comes Satan’s daughter, and it only goes to show. You know…(Houses Of The Holy/Led Zep)

          • So the world is spinning faster.
            Are you you dizzy when you’re stoned?
            Let the music be your master.
            Will you heed the masters call?
            Oh, satan and man.

          • I started out on burgundy
            But soon hit the harder stuff
            Everybody said they’d stand behind me
            When the game got rough
            But the joke was on me
            There was nobody even there to bluff
            I’m going back to New York City
            I do believe I’ve had enough… (Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues/Dylan)

          • Mac Mac Loreal yep ’cause I’m worth it
            Love the way I put it on so perfect
            Wipe the corners of my mouth so I work it
            When I walk down the hallway they can’t say nothing
            (Lip Gloss by lil Mama)

          • One night I was dancin’ with a lady in black
            Wearin’ black silk gloves and a black silk hat
            She looked at me longin’ with black velvet eyes
            She gazed at me strange all cunning and wise
            Then I saw the flesh just fall off her bones
            The eyes in her skull was burning like coals
            Lord, have mercy, fire and brimstone
            I was dancin’ with Mrs. D. (dancing with Mr. D/Stones)

          • I’ll listen to the song, but I know I like the Stones.
            What did you think of Lip Gloss or didn’t you listen to it?

          • Will it be poison put in my glass
            Will it be slow or will it be fast?
            The bite of the snake, the sting of the spider
            A drink of Belladonna on a Toussaint night
            Hiding in a corner in NYC
            Looking down a .44 in West Virginia

          • Now, you are a full blown racist, Bobbie. You hate people from the south and Conservatives and you call us racists and bigots.

          • Being called a full blown racist by you is a complement. I mean you libs do get it all backwards. But then wrong is right on the Bizarro World – no wonder you all got your own comic book.

        • Glad he cleared that up. So I guess Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit weren’t real either? No wonder I can’t find the Tar Baby; sure do miss him.

      • How do you go from jessica22’s tongue in cheek “poor Scarlett” comment to that? This Bob is what’s wrong with liberals, you folks just can’t stay on the rails. Since you mentioned fiction; what liberals believe is all one big fiction.

  2. They preach against racism but are the biggest racists and bigots around are those unblessed liberals and Demos.

      • Glad you get a kick Bob, after all, when we see all the phony pandering you guys do over race issues we both laugh and cry.
        But you have folks like Al “Tawanna Brawley” Sharpton to set you straight whenever you falter.
        You should read Deneen Borelli’s ‘Blacklash’. Now I warn you, this wonderful and brilliant woman has been called a “ngger” and worse by Al and his confederates.

        • The irony is you don’t even know you’re a racist. You truly believe that the reason the GOP gets about as much support from blacks as the KKK is that blacks are just to stupid to realize that it’s the lily white party of X confederate states that have their best interests at heart.

          • Well Bob I guess I’ll just have to take one of those tests ‘You know you’re a Racist if’. You folks must have one of those and I suspect it’s really simple. It would have to be for you to pass it.

      • After all, Bobbie, your Democrats did create the KKK and the Jim Crow Laws, so yes, I would say that your Democrats are very racist.

          • One last time… During the time of Lincoln the Republican party was the progressive party of the NORTH & the Democratic Party that was the conservative party of the SOUTH (bellowing about states rights & willing to fight to the death in defense of a society that held millions in
            bondage). It wasn’t until a century later when Democratic President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act,horrifying the South, that the political party re-alignment began. And largely to Nixon’s Southern strategy and Reagan’s embrace of Southern social conservatism, the red tide of Republican dominance took hold in old Dixie. The name of the party has changed, but Southern ideology has not.the South, that region of the country with the longest cultural memory, has NOT done a complete 180 in the last 150 years to embrace the man it once vilified as the devil.

          • I know what you are trying to tell me, Bob. I’m just not buying it. What about Senator Byrd? What about Al Gores father? What about LBJ?

          • You’re not buying the fact that the planet is older the 6,000 years. So what? Your opinion has nothing to do with reality

          • And your opinions do? BTW, I’ve never said that the planet Earth was only 6000 years old.

          • Lawton, don’t fall for it! Talking point #1132 says tea partiers are so stupid they think the planet is 6000 yrs old.

            CRUSH THAT TALKING POINT and bury the fools who say it!

          • Back then, they called pink, purple and green, red.

            Nothing was as it should be and the southern states burned their diplomas (like women burned their bras in the ’60s) to protest increasing demand of equal rights.

            Didn’t you learn that story in history?

      • You should read a little history Bob look what party Lincoln belonged . I was born in Florida and have lived here all my life and I have work for and with blacks and never had any problems myself I have had black people that have moved down here from up north and can not believe how much better they are treated here than up north

  3. I agree, once you go south of the Mason Dixon black folk and white folk are a whole lot more natural and comfortable with one another. Now this doesn’t mean that the institution of slavery was simply misunderstood, nor does it intend to side step the horrors of the post Civil War in the South. But Minkoff hits it square on the head – thank you jessica22, with this observation. I live in the Northeast and as well intentioned as liberals appear to be they just seem to be playing a role. They use well worn phrases and toss accusations of “racism” around with abandon – well, they have read all the right books. They are acting from a kind of programming, not any real understanding or experience from the heart and it always seems to show.
    I grew up around black folk to the extent that I interacted with them as part of a normal world early on. I served with them in the military, so, when I see liberals blowing their horns I my advice is be careful, be a little more circumspect.

    • Remember when the Boston schools were forced to integrate? The whites, after their many loud accusations against the South’s racism, were furious. They screamed and screamed, practically causing a riot while rocking the school buses with blacks on them back and forth. There is every bit as much racism in the North as there is in the South. I’ve lived in both areas and can attest to this by personal experience.

      • Forced busing was another stupid government reaction that had kids, like my nieces, spending up to 2 hours because of the distance and traffic on fumey, uncomfortable school buses. It made no sense. When I was kid I went to a school in South Boston because I’m a Southie boy. Boob from LA, now’s your chance to pounce! Anyway there was a fire in a school that served the black community and well over a hundred kids were ferried over to us teachers and all; our school actually had a lot of vacant rooms. First, there was no difference between their teachers and ours, to dispel the inferior education myth, and second, we all got along. We played sports together at recess, and when the buses rolled there was never an incident. When you force people to do things against the rights they’ve had you can expect what happened during forced busing.

    • The ONLY thing “misunderstood” about slavery was the south didn’t know it was wrong! The south is, has always been & will always be the most racist part of our country.

  4. I thought this was going to be about muslim taxi drivers who refuse to allow customers in their cabs if the customer has a service dog or a bottle of alcohol. I was thinking about the Christian couple forced to bake a cake for gays even though same-sex marriage is against their religion. So I wonder if muslims will be forced to carry people with service dogs or alcohol. A much more interesting subject than this.

  5. Look how fucked up the states north of Virginia are?Its because of those god awful Yankees. They are all a bunch of manipulative, lying, cheating, coercive, tyrannical pieces of shit. They have ruined the Northern states, and now they think they are going to come south and show us how we are supposed to live. I say send them back where they came from before they run the whole country.

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