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[Tayler Clough ] Taxi drivers discriminateBy 류근하
Published : July 13, 2011 - 18:56
However, recently we have discovered that taxi companies have become increasingly prejudiced in their choice of who to drive, making life for those of us with no car especially difficult. What perhaps is even more shocking is the sometimes blatant refusal we face when we ask a taxi company to drive us a total of five minutes from our station to our home because we look like Americans.
While I recognize that this is not a problem singular to Korea, it is nonetheless a rising concern as a foreign worker. I would ask simply that any foreigner or Korean who learns of a prejudiced business or taxi service to vote with your money and take a different taxi. Whether or not the impact is large, at least we can do something to limit a growing prejudice that has no place in an otherwise pleasant Korea.
By Tayler Clough
Tayler Clough teaches world history and European history in Incheon with his wife, who teaches English literature and grammar. They are both American citizens. ― Ed.
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