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Study suggests discrimination from Uber, Lyft drivers

Posted at 10:07 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 01:07:41-04

Are Uber and Lyft drivers discriminating against riders based on gender and race?

Researchers at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Washington studied rides in Seattle and Boston and found drivers took women on longer, more expensive rides.

They were also more than twice as likely to cancel the rides of passengers who had African American-sounding names. Black riders waited about 35 percent longer for their riders.

Both Uber and Lyft have responded, saying they don't tolerate discrimination.