Al Roker, the powerful but genial wizard who controls America’s weather, has filed a discrimination complaint with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission after he says a Manhattan yellow cab passed him by to pick up a white passenger a block away.
The Today Show weatherman tweeted about the incident over the weekend, saying he looks forward to having his day in court to resolve the issue.
“Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab,” he wrote. “Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?” He went on to write, “This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others.”
Roker continued to tell his followers that he was with his son, Nick, at the time of the incident and that’s what “really hurts.”
He ended by saying he hopes the outcome of it all will be that the organization “weeds out the bad apples” and acknowledges they’re not all the same.
Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab. Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?
— Al Roker (@alroker) November 22, 2015
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