A war of words ensued between a white Uber driver and his Black passenger on Sunday, as the two hurled slurs, racist stereotypes and personal insults at one another during a bizarre car ride shared on Facebook.
Passenger Kiara White caught the exchange on video.
Their spat allegedly began when the driver, identified by his Uber profile as Timothy, had trouble navigating his GPS map during their ride through Davenport, Iowa. A disoriented Timothy went the wrong way down a one-way street twice, White said, which sparked the verbal battle.
Things escalated fast as Timothy “went in” on White, unleashing a full-on racist tirade in which he dubbed her a “whore” and suggested she get up and “swing on the f—–g pole for me — that’s all you people are good for.” At one point, the driver even starts taunting his passenger with monkey noises and calls her the N-word several times.
“Now get outta my f—–g car and go suck on some god damn rib bones,” he says. “Get out of my car you loud-mouthed, no good (inaudible) …”
On her Facebook page, White noted in the caption,
“My Uber Driver Went In On Me.. All Because He Couldn’t Read His Map & Went Down 2 One Ways & iSaid Idk If Uber Would Like That & He Tried To Put Me Out…. Nooo iPaid U Take Me To My Destination & The Whole Ride He Did Nothing But Say Racist Stuff To Me & Call Me Out My Name🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ Nicole Allen”
She also shared a photo of Timothy’s Uber profile that showed he’d been driving for the company for just 22 days when he picked up White. Clients gave him a score of 4.82 out of 5 stars.
White refused to back down, however, and fought fire with fire. In the footage, the young woman proceeds to shout insults at her driver, whom she called her “slave” and a “bitch.” No one was spared, not even Timothy’s mother, whom White mocked for being dead.
“You’re the most racist driver,” she says, later revealing she’s recording their exchange. “Listen to all the s–t he’s saying. He’s talking about me but he drives … people for a living. That’s some slave s–t. He’s working for me right now, getting my money like a b—h.”
The two continued going back and forth for several minutes. White ordered her driver to complete her trip or else she’d call the cops, but Timothy insisted she exit the vehicle. He never pulled over to let her out, however, and ended up dropping the young woman off at her intended destination.
It’s still unclear what happened before the camera started rolling or what sparked the argument.
“This behavior is appalling and it has no place on the Uber app or anywhere,” an Uber spokesman told Yahoo News in a statement. “Uber doesn’t tolerate any form of discrimination and as soon we learned of this report, we removed this driver’s access to the app.”
On Facebook, White said she filed a complaint with the company following the incident but that they had since suspended her account for unclear reasons.
Watch more in the video below.
My Uber Driver Went In On Me.. All Because He Couldn’t Read His Map & Went Down 2 One Ways & iSaid Idk If Uber Would Like That & He Tried To Put Me Out…. Nooo iPaid U Take Me To My Destination & The Whole Ride He Did Nothing But Say Racist Stuff To Me & Call Me Out My Name🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ Nicole Allen
Posted by Kiara LuvMytwo White on Sunday, January 6, 2019