D.C. Uber Driver Kicks Out White Passengers for Saying N-Word and Sparks Debate on Racism

Driving at night and the passenger checking the bright smartphone screen contrasted with the dark inside of the car in a travel road trip through the french highways.

D.C. Uber Driver Kicks Out White Passengers for Saying N-Word and Sparks Debate on Racism

Some called him legendary while others called foul.

Published May 15, 2017

  1. A woman in D.C. live tweeted an uncomfortable moment when white passengers in her Uber started rapping along to a song with the n-word
  2. Basically, the people in the car were like
  3. But the Uber driver was not having it
  4. So he said
  5. @Alexisisbestest posted the story to Twitter and at first many applauded the driver
  6. Until one person decided to pull out the r-word
  7. What followed was nothing less than a typical debate on whether or not black people can be racist
  8. The debate — which occupied most of the thread — resulted in more than one person trying to explain racism
  9. Which eventually turned into some shaming the driver for playing the music
  10. Regardless on how you feel about the driver's action, the moral of the story is don't use the word
  11. Even if you are rapping along to a song
  12. Just don't say it ever

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Artur Debat/Getty Images)

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