I live in Southern California. The other night my girlfriend and I were driving home after celebrating our anniversary when a car ( Mid 1990's Chevy Caviler ) started honking next to us ( I assumed my truck was having problems, my girlfriend assumed we knew the people). I rolled down the passenger window when I noticed the car was full ( 5 -6 ) of african-american males flipping us off, yelling obscenities at us and throwing red party cups at my truck. Note, I have never seen these men before, and am driving normally. At this moment I sped up to stay ahead of them and when they attempted to get next to me I used a maneuver I've used several times to get directly behind them. At that time I dialed 911 ( 999 ) and was going to follow them but was told to exit the freeway immediately. All that said, it becomes very difficult to not pass a universal judgement on african-americans here in Southern California. I have had several problems with afro-americans in the past, and at the same time some of my closest friends are afro-americans. I don't know how many African-Americans there are here on our lowly Apple forum, but how would you guys suggest remaining cautious of people whom present themselves in a certain way, and at the same time not being racist? I wouldn't consider myself racist at all, but at the same time ... when I see a group of black men wearing baggy, saggy pants and baggy shirts I find myself becoming extra cautions ... Is that racist? It seems like common sense to me, for if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ...shouldn't we assume it's a duck? How can I be safe without being racist?