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Rideshare drivers say Uber is co-opting anti-racist rhetoric

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Protesters gathered in Oakland on Wednesday to denounce Uber for placing billboards in 13 major cities that say, “If you tolerate racism, delete Uber.”  But their grievance was not with the idea that racism is wrong. To the contrary, the organizers and rideshare drivers with whom Salon spoke say that ridesharing companies like Uber do not practice what they preach — that they are, in effect, co-opting social justice rhetoric for public relations purposes. “I know Lyft and Uber,” Cherri Murphy, an Oakland resident and minister who says she has driven over 12,000 rides and has been a Lyft driver for roughly three years, told Salon. “A lot of folks know that essential workers are delivery people, rideshare drivers, folks that look like me, so they’re predominantly African American and people of color. We are pretty much the ones who are on the frontlines of the crisis and among the hardest hit financially, so as rideshare drivers, we do the work that’s been essential, and it’s been essential long before the pandemic hit.”

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