Just stumbled across this article in the NY Post, If you don't have anything nice to say, you could make $900 a day.
It's about a black man who gave up his job working in a photo lab when he realized he could make more money shining shoes.
I wrote earlier, here, about the difference in inhibition between the races. This guy is a perfect example. He is utterly, completely uninhibited about talking to strangers on the street and jokingly insulting the state of their footwear.
He's likable, congenial, and actually quite witty. He doesn't have any false pride. And, he's making an honest living. But he's a perfect illustration of that basic racial difference.
The video clip of him talking to strangers on the street shows whites reacting as they almost always do in such situations. They keep moving, somewhat warily, and either ignore him or smile as they process what he's said and his harmlessness registers.
It's just a little, telling, slice of life.