Prius drivers get tax breaks, why not transit riders?
â€œBecause itâ€™s entirely different,â€ a person who knows where Iâ€™m going with this, but wants to stop me, because bringing up race and class is divisive and makes people feel bad.
Well too bad.
Ever since Iâ€™ve given up my car I realized some things:
People who take the bus are treated very shittily.
The bus takes way too long to come.
It is very easy to not pay and take the Red Line.
I get treated way differently than my white boyfriend in regards to not having a car. No one ever asks Bob if he has a car when heâ€™s applying for some little shit job to make some extra cash, but thatâ€™s one of the first questions that will come out of their mouth with me.
â€œDo you have a car?â€
I applied for a job at an environmental organization and they wanted to know if I had a car?
WTF? If I can do the job what does it matter how I do it, especially if other people there donâ€™t have a car?
What the fudge kind of environmental agency are you anyway?