News Al Roker accuses NYC cab driver of racism

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  1. dawg

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    “Today” show weatherman Al Roker ranted on Twitter Saturday night after he said a New York City cabbie deliberately passed him to pick up a white man.

    “Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab,” he tweeted to his 422,000 followers. “Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?



    “This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others,” Mr. Roker continued. “What really hurts, my 13 yr. old boy was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, ‘Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices.’

    “Hopefully @nyctaxi weeds out the bad apples. Looking forward to a hearing and dealing with this. I will keep you posted,” he added.

    In describing the incident to one Twitter user, Mr. Roker wrote, “he pulled up, I reached for the door, took off and went for the guy a block away. He saw me and took off for another fare.”

    Some critics complained that Mr. Roker did not specify the race of the cab driver.

    “You think this was a white guy driving the taxi? Cuz I’m sure that’s what your kid heard. #PerpetuatingTheProblem,” one Twitter user wrote.

    Mr. Roker responded, “I never said that. And you have no idea what my child thought or what I implied.”

    “Not a laughing matter,” he wrote to another user. “Trying to get a sick kid to the dr. and you get passed, you go blind with rage. Not funny.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/23/al-roker-blind-with-rage-after-nyc-cabbie-passes-h/
     
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    read about this 2 days ago
     
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    Maybe if these lovely people didn't commit absolutely insane disproportionate amounts of crime they wouldn't be be approached with caution. Also if so many thousands of cries of racism weren't proven to be completely false, maybe we would believe them when they bitch and moan.
     
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    Repost?
     
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    somebody posted that Al's a buffoon cause some paki dissed him.
     
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    Maybe the cab drivers read where you said you shit your pants you phony fuck
     
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    Doesn't he have enough bucks to take a limo?
     
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    Hey Al next time call Uber lol
     
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    Al Roker solving his taxi problem one mistake at a time.
     
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    Always gotta get the white guy comment in there.
     
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    They should really start limiting the number of cabs that white people can take in a day. It's not fair and we need a more balanced system. Minorities should also be charged less for fares.
     
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    Some critics complained that Mr. Roker did not specify the race of the cab driver.
     
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    how many times is this guy gonna be denied a cab ride? probably scared he will shit his pants in the cab.
     
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    No Scotchguard on the seats, no ride.
     
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    Cab driver was just afraid Al would shart in the backseat!!!
     
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    I want to know who are 422k loosers following Al Roker?
     
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    Enough said

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    I think cabbies enjoy receiving tips.
     
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