A black man has nicknamed an Uber driver as #BigotBob after he kicked him out of his car, and called the cops on him for sounding gay, reported LGBTQ Nation.
Chris Williams, a Washington D.C. resident, was on his way home from work when he requested the Uber ride in late June.
Williams said he was on the phone with his grandfather using affectionate language. “As soon as [the driver] heard the word, ‘darling’ he pulled over. I was like wait this isn’t my stop,” Williams said.
“[The driver] said ‘you actually need to get out of my car, because I’m not taking you anywhere.’ So I’m looking at this man like wait a minute. What’s wrong?” Williams said.
The Uber driver refused to talk to Williams directly, and would only talk to the police. The driver reported to Uber that Williams was being “overly flirtatious” and “used physical contact.”
“I just want to go home,” Williams said in the video.“What the f*ck is going on, and you want to sit here and be a bigot? I’m tired of this.”
The police did not file a report and the Uber driver went home. Williams had to wait 30 minutes for another Uber to arrive.
An Uber representative said in a statement: “We have a clear non-discrimination policy and take these types of reports very seriously. We have a dedicated team that investigates all reports of discrimination and will take appropriate action.”
Black man finds racist graffiti on his garage after emerging from house for the first after recovering from coronavirus
After leaving his house for the first time in three months after recovering from a bout with coronavirus, a 74-year-old Washington man became the victim of a hate crime, Q13 Fox reports.
Walking out of his house for the first time on Tuesday morning, Robert Batie found his house vandalized by racist slurs.
“I’m 74 years old, I shouldn’t have to deal with this, so how do you describe how you feel when you come out of the bedroom and you’ve kicked the virus and you’re thankful that way, and you’re trying to mow the lawn and you see this?” he said.
#BabyGate trends as Trump’s White House border fence gets a hilarious new nickname
President Donald Trump has now overseen the construction of a perimeter fence around the White House that is nearly two miles in length -- and it's already getting mocked relentlessly on social media.
As construction of the perimeter fence continued on Friday, many Twitter users said it reminded them of a baby gate that new parents use to keep their infants from crawling into potentially dangerous areas.
"Aww isn’t this cute!" Twitter user @H0telr0meo wrote in one widely shared tweet. "Little #BunkerBoy now has his own #BabyGate."
Minneapolis City Council taking first steps to ‘dismantle’ police department
"We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response," said council member Jeremiah Ellison. "It's really past due."
Aiming to "dismantle" the Minneapolis Police Department, city councilors on Friday will vote on imposing a temporary restraining order for the city's police department in response to the killing of George Floyd last month, and plan to set a timeline for the state's investigation into racial discrimination by the police over the past decade.