A teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, claims that she was recently kicked out of an Uber ride by a racist driver.
Acacia Sammons told WCNC that she and her husband were out celebrating her birthday when they encountered the racist driver:
Talking about tariffs and trades and then [President Trump] got brought up and we started talking about how great he is.
Then that turned into, “well, Mexicans are coming over here and stealing all of our jobs.” And so, me and my husband both said “woah!”
Sammons said that’s when Michael, the Uber driver, kicked them out of his car:
At that point, he rolled down his window and yelled “Go back to Mexico, where you came from!”
Uber released a statement in response to the story:
Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination, and we have been in touch with the riders regarding their experience. We are investigating and will take appropriate action.
Sammons said she is never going to use Uber again.