Uber has given up on the Afghan refugees?

Last month, Uber was 100 percent devoted to helping Afghan refugees (using $2 million from shareholders and customers rather than executive personal contributions, of course!). See Relative importance of getting a ride from Uber versus helping the Afghan refugees for example.

How about this month? An email from Uber today:

The rest of the page:

Uber is committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and helping create safe spaces where you can be you. Every moment and every interaction matters. Everyone has the right to move.

(Why only LGBTQIA+ and not 2SLGBTQQIA+? (“Two Spirit, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Intersex Asexual Plus”))

This email comes from UberEats rather than Uber in general. The whole point of UberEats is that you don’t leave the house. Is the message from Uber that the only safe space for a 2SLGBTQQIA+ person is at home eating out of a plastic container?

Perhaps the rationale for shifting from Afghan refugee awareness is that the 86 cents/refugee that Uber’s highly paid executives previously arranged to generously scoop out of shareholders’ and customers’ pockets was sufficient and now nobody need worry about Afghans anymore? My Uber app now opens with an exhortation to “Rent a car with Uber” rather than anything about either refugees or the 2SLGBTQQIA+. The only sign of virtue in the app is a “vaccine” icon. There is nothing about National Coming Out Day.


8 thoughts on “Uber has given up on the Afghan refugees?

  1. A corporate website celebrated coming-out day, without any senior manager, board member or hr personnel are actually coming out . Are many leaders at Uber coming out?

  2. Superman is coming out and doesn’t need Uber because he can fly.


    So: Superman is coming out as gay, Captain Kirk is about to go into space for the first time, Michael Osterholm says we are in the “Cave Ages” of understanding viruses, home heating oil costs 48% more than it did last year at this time, I am learning about the declensions of “ze” on Philip Greenspun’s weblog, the United States is celebrating both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day, left-wing activist groups that were funded by George Soros recently decided to chase Republicans around in bathrooms, and drones are delivering sushi and ice cream in Tel Aviv ( https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/drones-deliver-sushi-and-ice-cream-above-tel-aviv-skyline-681628 ).

    I have to stop reading the news.

    • Maybe this is the best one though: Prince Charles reveals that his personal Aston Martin is fueled using “surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process.”


      Once the Afghanistan story dropped off the radar (there was nothing but bad for people who are in positions of power to keep it alive) I guess Uber decided it was in their best interest to just drop the story and get back to the important things.

    • If you work in software with Silicon Valley people, you cannot ignore it. Imagine the joy when finally discovering _why_ people list “he/him” as their pronouns. It is because both “ze/zir” and “ze/hir” exist!

      I can now talk knowingly to the ruling classes and aspire to be one of them in the future (the ruling classes are mostly White/Asian males who don’t give a damn but know the required language)!

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