There are about 8000 licensed cab drivers in Washington DC and out of those about less than a couple of hundreds are white cab drivers if you count those Coptic Greeks as white people. The number of white drivers took a sharp decline after the riot of the 60's at a fast phase to the present numbers, and most of the surviving white cabbies are about 100 years old and they are at the finish line towards their grave yards. As far as I know I have got to be the youngest and the last white cab driver in Washington DC. I think the federal government is going to put me on the endangered species list and you will find me picking my nose in a fucken DC zoo chained to my cab pretty soon. Even though not as fast, the same is happening to Black American cab drivers because these days like any major American city the cab industry is dominated by foreign drivers and by the Ethiopians in Washington DC.
I can tell that most of you white riders kind of feel sorry for me and leave me the extra petty tip and some are so straight forward and they offer me a job interview and of course quite a few of you ass holes with a comment like "You got to be a real fucken loser to be white and drive a cab in this town!" and there are some, like this young black dude I picked up the other morning who sees it from a different angle. The brotha was on his way to an important job interview on K street when he flagged me and got in to my cab, and when he realized that I am white, he chuckled and said:
"Now I know they are not going to offer that job for a brotha like me! I guess things are so bad out there even a whittie is driving a cab! "
I hope he gets that job, I am very happy with mine.