If you thought New York City cabbies would have changed their habits to meet competition from the likes of Uber and Lyft by now, you’d be mistaken. A city administrative judge has fined driver Baqir Raza $25,000 for refusing to pick up a black woman, DNAinfo’s James Fanelli reports.
Cynthia Jordan, a 57-year-old vice president at a financial firm, was with her two daughters outside Manhattan’s Midtown Macy’s when she tried to hail Raza’s cab. He told Jordan he was taking a break, switched on his off-duty light, and locked the doors.
He then drove up the block and picked up two white women.
“I’m always out with my young daughter trying to grab a cab,” she told DNAinfo. “There is nothing threatening about us and you should see how many people drive right past us.”
The ruling comes just a few days after the New York City Council abandoned a plan to cap the number of ride-share company drivers in…
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