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New Orleans Taxi Driver in Travels with Charley

By John Steinbeck

New Orleans Taxi Driver

Steinbeck's taxi driver in New Orleans is, like many of the other people he meets there, racist—but more against "the goddamn New York Jews" than African Americans. He claims he likes African Americans, in fact—the thing is, he uses the N-word to describe them. So, we're not really convinced.