Al Roker rails against cab driver passing him up for 'white guy'

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Al Roker went on a Twitter tirade on Sunday after a cab passed on picking him up in favor of a "white guy" a block a way.

The NBC Today show weatherman said he filed a complaint over the matter.

"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?" he tweeted.

Roker went on to rail against racism perpetrated against African Americans by cab drivers.

See Roker's emotional tweets:

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Al Roker rails against cab driver passing him up for 'white guy'
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?
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
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"
Hopefully @nyctaxi weeds out the bad apples. Looking forward to a hearing and dealing with this. I will keep you posted
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Roker's complaint has already received a response from the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission chair Meera Joshi.

"Service refusal goes to the core of the taxi industry's social contract with the riding public and it will not be tolerated," she said.

"We're grateful that Mr. Roker took the time to file a complaint, and I can assure him that we will investigate this thoroughly and take every appropriate action."

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