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New Delivery Service from Uber Only Works in White Neighborhoods

Uber’s New Delivery Service Only Caters To D.C’s White Neighborhoods

Uber, the popular ride share service, is rolling out a new feature in Washington, D.C. that allows the city’s residents to request quick deliveries of everything from Altoids to Zest Ocean Breeze Refreshing Bar Soap. That is, some of the city’s residents. Twitter user @DonnyBridges was quick to note that Uber’s delivery areas — currently two sections of Northwest and Southeast DC — looked suspiciously familiar.

The practice of “redlining” has been utilized for decades by industries ranging from supermarkets to banking. But if brick and mortar stores engage in a kind of quiet discrimination by simply choosing not to opt in to low-income or minority neighborhoods, companies like Uber, which are highly scalable and inherently mobile, make conscious decisions to purposefully opt out of entire neighborhoods from their service areas.

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