The Sharing Economy Has a Serious Racism Problem — But There May Be a Way to Fix It

The Washington Post – November 2, 2016

Now it is becoming clear, as several recent studies have shown, that ride-sharing services can easily turn into platforms for expressions of racial bias. The latest discovery came from researchers at MIT, Stanford and the University of Washington who found that black users often have to wait longer to get a ride on services such as Uber and Lyft. Black users are also far more likely than white users to get canceled on by Uber drivers.

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