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When Does Safety Become Prejudice

Do I discriminate against young, male taxi drivers to protect myself? Is that ok?

young woman getting into back of taxi
Photo by Uriel Mont from Pexels

I was on my way to a small gathering with my friend, a white woman in her sixties. It was around 6 pm and we looked to hail a taxi on the busy streets of Lima, Peru.

A taxi would pull up, I’d scout out their face, and make a snap decision. Is this person trustworthy?




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Mahajoy Laufer, LICSW

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Mahajoy Laufer is co-owner of Thoughts That Byte. LICSW, dancer, and tabla player. Follow her publication Thoughts That Byte

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