A Black Female

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Que G.'s Comment
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My question is in the trucking industry will I have to deal with alot of racial discrimination?

Mikki 's Comment
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Hey Que! Welcome to the forum!smile.gif Quite a diverse group out there. My heart and soul would hope not, but.... there are idiots everywhere aren't there? There is a little more activity on the general forum, if you don't hear anything here. Lots of driving going on lol. Someone will get to you I promise! Make sure you spend lots of time here you will not regret it. Best of luck to you.

Amy P.'s Comment
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Hi Que!

There's tons of black drivers out there, so except for a few chuckleheads, racial discrimination won't be a huge issue. Be prepared for gender issues tho. More and more women are joining the industry, so it's getting better, but more people will react to your boobs than your skin color.

Que G.'s Comment
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Thanks, Amy

Lady Lanes's Comment
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My question is in the trucking industry will I have to deal with alot of racial discrimination?

Well certainly hope not! I am a half black/half white female and I have wanted to be a truck driver forever! You know, life in the U.S. is crazy. I know it's hard to believe but I have received more racism for being half white than I have for being half black. No joke! I won't go into details because this is a very controversial topic but my point is that, in my opinion, it seems that people these days are much less likely to publicly discriminate against someone for being black. Sure some people might be thinking racist thoughts but if they are smart they know that it isn't very wise to make blatant racist comments these days, so you might not notice it directly. Of course, I could be wrong because I look mostly white and grew up around mostly white people. However, my closest friends are full black and they seem to have similar experiences in the way of people being polite and respectful even IF they ARE racist.

Don't take my word for it though. Instead, look up YouTube videos about female truck drivers. When I put "female truck drivers" in the search box, I found a video about a black female driver. She seemed to love her job and seemed pretty confident as well. I can't remember what her name was or what the link was on YouTube at the moment, but if I find it I can post it here.

One last thing... I am also guessing that she is not the only black female truck driver out there, but if she is, have you ever thought about making YouTube videos once you get started? I am not sure if you are aware, but you can get paid for uploading YouTube videos on a regular basis if you gather a following. I am sure that a lot of people would be interested in watching videos about a black, female, truck driver. Including me! In fact, that's the reason I searched for videos about the lady mentioned above in the first place!

Well, good luck in your trucking career. I am just getting started with mine but I am very excited and I am sure you are too. I will look for the video I mentioned and post it here when I find it. Please let this community know if you take me up on the idea about YouTube videos once you start driving. I would love to check them out and become a fan.

Ciao!

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Lady Lanes's Comment
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Found it!!! I don't know if the OP (Que G.) is still checking these posts but here is the link to the YouTube videos I was referring to. She has her own channel called Trucking Divas Rock! smile.gif . Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/user/DeeSova/featured.

ColeTrucker's Comment
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My question is in the trucking industry will I have to deal with alot of racial discrimination?

Maybe, maybe not. However, I pray you are at the point in your life where stuff like that won't effect your decision to do whatever you want to do with your life. If it ain't (yeah i said ain't!) racial discrimination it may be gender, age, sex,class, height, weight, blah, blah, blah. Some people ALWAYS have stuff to say about something or someone be it bad or good.

What you have to remember is that issues like the mentioned are THEIR problem not yours, unless you make it your problem. The question that is more important -to normal people- is, Can you do the job? or/and Are you open to learn how to do the job with the utmost standard of work ethic?

I am first generation AmeriPanaJamaican. You will never need to ask me if I care about a lot of things outside of my family.Cole

Que G.'s Comment
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Thanks to u all..I greatly appreciate the comments and videos..

Tonique S.'s Comment
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Hi Que!

There's tons of black drivers out there, so except for a few chuckleheads, racial discrimination won't be a huge issue. Be prepared for gender issues tho. More and more women are joining the industry, so it's getting better, but more people will react to your boobs than your skin color.

I am a black female from california. Which is pretty okay with the race issues. I just get freaked out about real "southern states". I know being a female will be my biggest hurdle. So your comment helped thanks.

Kelly B.'s Comment
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Just joined this site today and was cruising around, I saw your post and just wanted to share a positive comment. My girlfriend is a driver and is an amazing black woman. She has had no problems on the road that she wasn't able to handle quickly and peacefully and none that were dangerous. She has been driving for almost a year and says that a huge majority of people are quite cordial. I hope the road and those on it are a blessing to you!

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