Wyly Wade

Taxi App provides blind eye to race

English: New York Cab - Toyota Prius

Taxi-hailing apps offer unexpected benefit – minorities in New York have found success hailing cabs that may have previously driven by them out of fear and discrimination.

“One of the advantages of these kinds of apps is they remove the uncertainty that you face that a cab driver will pass you by because they’re profiling you based on how you look expecting that you will maybe want to go to the outer boroughs like Brooklyn or Queens or sort of more nefariously potentially be a criminal,” said Stacy-Marie Ishmael, a product manager at a tech startup and New Yorker.


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