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Lyft partners with Southern Poverty Law Center

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Lyft is partnering with the Southern Poverty Law Center to protect drivers from white supremacists.

The driving service said in a message to drivers that they were partnering with the nonprofit to “provide educational resources for drivers.”

“Lyft represents all people, including the 66 percent of drivers who identify as a minority — and every ride is an opportunity to bring people of different backgrounds together,” the company wrote. “With white supremacists planning rallies nationwide, we want to share an update on resources to keep drivers said.”



{mosads}Lyft also included reminders to drivers on how to report “incidents of hateful intimidation and harassment” and watch for safety alerts from the company.

Uber also sent a message to drivers Friday condemning white supremacists and the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and promised to continue banning supremacists from the service.




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