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Resource ID: #26536
Subject: Discrimination
Source: WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.)
Affiliation: 
Date: Feb 1, 18, 22; May 13, 22; July 20, 31; Aug. 5; Sept. 11; Oct. 16; Nov. 25; Dec. 19, 20

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Working overnights and weekends for a year, undercover WUSA9 cameras documented repeated, blatant discrimination against black, blind, and wheel chair passengers and broken promises from the agency in charge to fix it. In response to the WUSA9 investigation, DC Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron Linton is battling a call for his resignation while at the same time bungling agency responses to each broadcast. The DC Office of Human Rights credited WUSA9 for promting its own investigation into Linton's response, the DC Taxicab Commission, and the DC Taxicab industry. Meantime, our cameras continue to document daily racism on the streets of the nation's capital where, in our tests, 25% to 33% of black passengers were ignored by drivers, who often were caught on tape stopping for white decoy passengers 100 feet down the street.

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