i didnt think any of those books were very good? i tried reading a Salvatore book once and thought it was awful - unreadable?Every book I've read so far about drow has the drow being very overt about their racism towards all the other races, including the ones in their city to trade. There's even a human they take to Menzoberranzan that they admire the combat prowess of so much they see him as equal to their greatest weapon masters, and talk about him as such among themselves. Yet, they still address him as iblith (excrement) so much it might as well be his name.
but anyway missing my point - i can imagine in Menzo that a group of drow might be abusive to a human. but in SKULLPORT why would an intelligent drow do that if he wasnt a slave?
there are in all drow cities a fairly good proportion of surface human traders. the word COSMOPOLlTAN has been used to describe drow cities. these human traders are providing a valuable service to the city. they probably do have to put up with a certain amount of abuse but if every drow they traded with was abusive they would find it too much and the drow authorities would know that