Lyft Driver Faces Racist Passengers

Lyft issued a tweet praising Bode for “instantly shutting down this hate & upholding our “no tolerance anti-discrimination policy.”

A ride-share driver in Pennsylvania is going viral for standing up to two passengers who made racist remarks and threatened to punch him. The incident reportedly occurred outside a bar called Fossil’s Last Stand in the Lehigh Valley, PA, on May 13.

“For everyone reaching out and showing support, thank you. I appreciate it, truly,” the driver, whose name is James W. Bode, said in a subsequent Facebook post. “But this is the way it should be everywhere, every time. I shouldn’t be ‘the guy’ who did it or said it…we should all be that person. Speak up if you’re uncomfortable with it because it makes them uncomfortable, as they should be. F*ck racism.”

Lyft issued a tweet praising Bode for “instantly shutting down this hate & upholding our “no tolerance anti-discrimination policy.”