The racist business model behind Uber and Lyft
The apps feed a false promise of stability to immigrants and people of color. Instead, drivers receive low pay and no benefits
Uber and Lyft want you to know they aren’t racist. It’s why Uber put up billboards all over the west coast saying “If you tolerate racism, delete Uber.” It’s why Lyft is running ads featuring Maya Angelou’s “Lift up your eyes” poem over clips of Black passengers enjoying their service. It’s all to say – “We get it. We’re woke. We think Black Lives Matter just like you do. We’re with you in the struggle.”
OK, Uber and Lyft. You want a seat at the anti-racism table? Let’s talk about race.