Oct 31, 2016 08:31 PM EDT
Ride-sharing services booming in the wake of America's technological revolution may still suffer from echoes of discrimination that have plagued transportation for decades, according to a new study that suggests African-Americans are subject to "significant discrimination" in the gig economy.
A study published Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research looked specifically at ride-sharing services in Seattle and Boston. After passengers hailed nearly 1,500 rides, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington determined African-American passengers "receive worse service, compared to white riders, in [transportation network companies] or ride-hailing based services such as Uber and Lyft."
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