I don't really use cabs much so I don't understand why everyone is going so apeshit about lyft and uber. Why is it so much better than just calling a regular cab?

As far as I can tell, it's just white hipsters doing a job that is normally done by immigrants and doing so with fancy smartphones and shit. Are hipsters really that xenophobic that they don't like taking regular cabs driven by immigrants? They must be driven around by their own people?

<—what immigrants should be saying to white hipsters

ETA: OK apparently I was misguided in my outrage and the drivers are predominately immigrants and not white hipsters. I just really love hating on hipsters, y'all...