In the city of Boston, the cancellation rate was nearly twice as high for men taking part in the study with “black-sounding” names — 11.2 per cent versus 4.5 per cent for “white-sounding” names. Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP Images

US Uber drivers are more likely to cancel on men with ‘black-sounding’ names

But researchers say discrimination exists among traditional taxi services as well

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In the city of Boston, the cancellation rate was nearly twice as high for men taking part in the study with “black-sounding” names — 11.2 per cent versus 4.5 per cent for “white-sounding” names. Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP Images
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