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Detailing what many Black people know as one of the oldest racial profiling experiences, famed weatherman Al Roker took to Twitter Saturday night to announce that he filed a complaint after a NYC Yellow cab allegedly passed him to pick up a White man.
“Wonder why Uber wins,” Roker wrote, mentioning the ride-share company that has seen success through the use of an app that allows users to requests cars straight to their doors.
“This happens to folks of color every day.” Roker added. Roker’s 13-year-old son, who was with him when the incident occurred, asked his father why the cab passed them to pick up the White man.
That, Roker wrote, hurt him more than the snub.