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Daily Beast Reporter Ditches Uber Driver After Being Harassed at Rest Stop

SEAL Team 5

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Sounds like racism to me on the part of the reporter. The driver was just complimenting her in Ebonics. And she claims to be a Democrat. "You're a fine white woman", is just a polite way to say hello. The reporter generalized the comment into a sexual harassment remark and she felt uncomfortable. Man, this has to be one of the most politically correct posts.
 

SEAL Team 5

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Don't think you can blame this one on the Pax, Olivia Nuzzi. Especially since she gave the driver the chance to correct himself, or apologize, when she said "Excuse me?" Instead, he restated the inappropriate remark.
That's Ebonics, years ago there was a congressman (can't recall his name) that wanted Ebonics taught in public schools. To you that statement is inappropriate, to others it's conversation. Listen to some of today's most popular rap songs. If you think that comment is inappropriate, wait till you hear some of the lyrics.
 

Fuzzyelvis

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I agree saying "You're fine" or "You're a fine white woman" are both inappropriate, especially if the trip isn't over...but dang, is that really sexual harrassment? I see no mention of the driver requesting a hookup or any pressure at all. Inappropriate? Yes. Creepy? Maybe. Harassment? No.
Yeah, it's basically a "just get out and tell him you're calling another uber and not to accept the ping."

That would teach him not to say things like that in future. You're at a store, so no big deal.
 

Beur

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I agree saying "You're fine" or "You're a fine white woman" are both inappropriate, especially if the trip isn't over...
So, if he had said it after the trip was over it would have been less inappropriate?

Some folks need to get out more and recognize a compliment when they receive one. The second thing is go out and meet people of different socioeconomic backgrounds and races. This insecure woman took a totally innocuous comment and turned it into some sort of threat.
 

elelegido

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Sounds like racism to me on the part of the reporter. The driver was just complimenting her in Ebonics. And she claims to be a Democrat. "You're a fine white woman", is just a polite way to say hello. The reporter generalized the comment into a sexual harassment remark and she felt uncomfortable. Man, this has to be one of the most politically correct posts.
In ebonics, "You're a fine looking white woman" would be: "Yo whitey y'all be a fine ass honkey beotch, dayyum".

The driver was talking in English, but was simply incorrect; the woman is not fine looking.

He should be suspended though if he did say it; it's not professional.
 

SEAL Team 5

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In ebonics, "You're a fine looking white woman" would be: "Yo whitey y'all be a fine ass honkey beotch, dayyum".

The driver was talking in English, but was simply incorrect; the woman is not fine looking.

He should be suspended though if he did say it; it's not professional.
Remember the 1980 movie Airplane? That scene with the two African Americans (politically correct) complaining to the flight attendant about the fish dinner, the flight attendant couldn't understand them. A passenger says "I speak jive". They put subtitles so we could understand. The one African American says "shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit" and the subtitle was "golly".
 

elelegido

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Remember the 1980 movie Airplane? That scene with the two African Americans (politically correct) complaining to the flight attendant about the fish dinner, the flight attendant couldn't understand them. A passenger says "I speak jive". They put subtitles so we could understand. The one African American says "shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit" and the subtitle was "golly".
Yeah, hilarious movie
 

Older Chauffeur

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I would never say something like that to a woman I didn't know, but I'm old-school. OTOH, never having heard of her, I looked her up and have to agree with his assessment. "Gentlemen prefer blondes," and I've been married to one for over fifty years. :p:biggrin:
Too bad that he may lose his Uber privileges over this misstep.
 
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