Kenitra - It was a Friday night, a weekend night, which is always a busy night. I was driving three young guys from the Hilton in Chicago downtown to the Wrigley Field, home of Chicago Cubs and one of the city’s unique landmarks. On our way, they start whispering things, bad things. “Hey, you Taliban. Hey, you terrorist.” Of course, they said a lot of things. Their tones, words and gestures told of a story. It was a story I have known throughout my career driving a cab in Chicago. A story of ethnocentrism, racial profiling and humiliation… not all of the people of course, some of them were the nicest people one can ever meet.

Chicago Cabs
Abdallah Zbir holds a Teacher Diploma in Arabic Language and Literature from Teachers Training Center.