During a turbulent summer of protests and violent riots regarding so-called “systemic racism,” numerous companies announced that they would only be offering certain services to customers based on race. Some of the most high-profile of those companies have since found themselves facing lawsuits for racial discrimination.
In June 2020, Uber Eats’ CEO announced in an email that the company would offer free delivery only to black-owned restaurants until the end of 2020. The company would “promote black-owned restaurants on its app, and that the service will not charge delivery fees to those restaurants ‘for the remainder of the year,’” and the company will also provide “discounted rides to black-owned small businesses ‘who have been hit hard by COVID-19,’” Fox News reported.
The state of Arizona launched a challenge to such racially discriminatory policies, and on Wednesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office “settled civil rights cases involving Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash (Companies) regarding allegations of discrimination based on race. The