So now that Airbnb has addressed its problems with widespread racial discrimination, can black folks feel comfortable booking lodging through the online rental operation? The jury is still out. Airbnb introduced several changes last week to directly confront racial discrimination after numerous African-American customers complained about being rejected for rental rooms because they were Black. […]
Part of the changes to Airbnb will include less of an emphasis on user photo displays and expansion of its instant booking program, which allows guests to reserve rooms without host approval.
If you’re African-American and planning a vacation, you may want to check out a hotel before booking Airbnb. Hosts on Airbnb haven’t exactly welcomed Black folks into their homes. Racial discrimination, according to a Harvard study, is rampant during online bookings, especially if hosts with Airbnb conclude that the folks who are booking are Black. […]
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A new study shows that house-sharing service Airbnb isn’t always accommodating for African-Americans. Research conducted by the Harvard Business School revealed that Airbnb hosts discriminate against people of color and those with ethnic names. HBS put together 6,400 fake Airbnb guest profiles, giving each profile a “White” or a “Black” name. The names were pulled from data […]