Watch the reason why this racist Uber driver lost his job (video)

Uber driver called Black female passenger racist slurs (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Millions of people use the ridesharing service Uber, and there are just as many tales about the drivers. However, one ride with an Uber driver, identified only as Timothy, has resulted in a viral video and him losing his job.

Nicole Allen, of Rock Island, Illinois, uploaded a video of the driver calling her racist and demeaning names during a recent ride. But she was not having it and told him as much.

Nicole Allen (Image source: Facebook/Nicole Allen)

Allen uploaded the video to Facebook, and it went viral and has cost Timothy his Uber side hustle.

The blog site UberPeople.net has reported that the company came down hard. “This behavior is appalling, and it has no place on the Uber app or anywhere,” a spokesperson for Uber said. “Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and as soon we learned of this report, we removed this driver’s access to the app…Uber seeks to ensure that safe, reliable and high-quality transportation options are available to everyone.”

Watch Allen’s recorded encounter with the racist Uber driver in the YouTube video below:

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Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.