Read the linked story and you decide is Al Roker justified or is he overreacting?
If Al Roker is offended by being passed up by a cabbie in favor of a white fare, his ire should be directed toward his fellow black men whose behavior is responsible for the likely stereotype upon which the cabbie’s decision was based. Roker’s tweet indicated that he told his son that some people make dumb choices. I would submit to you that the cabbie calculated that he made a wise choice. By the way, the article did not indicate the race or ethnicity of the cabbie. It is just as likely that he would have endured such a snub perpetrated by a black cabbie as one of any other ethnicity. And that is something that many black cabbies readily admit.
I think he is making an assumption as to the reasons behind the taxi drivers actions. The truth is, Al has no idea why he was not picked up, he has a suspicion that he believes is accurate, and he voiced that suspicion to the cab co. I just wonder was his twitter reaction to this seeming snub, because he was surprised to think that someone in this day and age would not want to pick up a black man? Ithink the Twitter thing was an overreaction.
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