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Uber, Lyft Less Friendly Than Taxis to African Americans: Study

Two popular ride hailing services appear to be racially profiling passengers, a new study suggests. According to the study by researchers at Stanford, MIT and the University of Washington, which was presented to the National Bureau of Economic Research, African Americans are more likely to face cancellations and extended wait times when using Uber or Lyft. “Frankly, that discrimination exists was not surprising after all the evidence of discrimination elsewhere,” said Stephen Zoepf,...

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