Cab Driver Pays $2,000 For Not Picking Up Black Passenger

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The New York Post is reporting on a case where a cab driver settled a discrimination lawsuit against a cab driver who refused to take a Black passenger to Brooklyn, after picking up his white boyfriend.

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A taxi driver has agreed to settle a discrimination case by paying $2,000 to a white passenger who had filed a complaint saying the hack had agreed to take him from Manhattan to Brooklyn — but then changed his mind once the rider’s black friend got in.

Daniel Shaneyfelt said cabby Mohamed Ebrahim crossed two lanes of traffic to get to him and had no qualms about traveling to Park Slope, Brooklyn, a destination some drivers shun because they prefer to roam Manhattan’s much busier streets.

But when Shaneyfelt’s black boyfriend — who has dreadlocks and had just completed a cancer treatment — entered the vehicle, Shaneyfelt said Ebrahim reversed course.

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