Eric L Martin | Chubby Diaries
Uber Eats–the food delivery service of Uber Technologies, has launched a feature on its platform that allows customers to order food from black-owned with no delivery fees until the end 2020.
The feature comes in response to U.S.-wide protests over the death of a black man, George Floyd, while in police custody in Minneapolis, which has become the latest flashpoint for rage over police brutality against Black Americans and prompted calls to support black communities and businesses in solidarity.
In an email sent to customers, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made it clear that he was calling out police violence and systemic racism in America, by supporting black restaurant owners in the food community.
“I wish that the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others weren’t so violently cut short,” Khosrowshahi wrote. “I wish that institutional racism, and the police violence it gives rise to, didn’t cause their deaths.”
Khosrowshahi also wrote that anyone who chooses to not follow “standards of basic respect and human decency,” to delete their app. “I respectfully ask anyone not willing to abide by these rules to delete Uber.”
If you would like to support black-owned restaurants in your area, you can visit Delish.com for more details.
Eric L. Martin Chubby Diaries Travel Analyst. He writes on the latest Travel News and much more.
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