Al Roker says NYC cab refused him because he is black, files complaint

Weatherman Al Roker says a New York City cab refused to stop for him and picked up a white passenger instead.

"Filed a complaint today after getting passed up again by a NYC Yellow cab. Cabbie picked up a white guy a block away. Wonder why Uber wins?" he posted on Twitter. " This happens to folks of color every day. And while most cabbies do their job, there are those ignorant, racist ones who hurt the others."

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Making a bad situation worse, he apparently was taking his son to the doctor. Roker posted a series of tweets about the matter and promises to follow up when there's new information to share.

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