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Today Show co-host Al Roker says he filed a complaint Saturday after a New York City cab driver refused to pick him up–but stopped for a white man a block away. “This happens to folks of color every day,” Roker said on Twitter. “And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others.”
Roker said he’s “looking forward to a hearing” on the matter–and urging the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission to “weed out the bad apples.”
What really hurts, my 13 yr. old boy was with me and asked why the cabbie passed us. I said, "Nick, ignorant people make dumb choices"
— Al Roker (@alroker) November 22, 2015