Airbnb released an emotional ad promoting love for all for their #WeAccept campaign during Super Bowl 51 Sunday after the company faced claims of racism against Black customers last year.
Key states like North Carolina and Florida have seen a decrease in the number of African-Americans heading to the polls.
9/21/16- Roland Martin talks to former Attorney Eric Holder about AirBnB’s recent troubles with racism and what the company is doing to combat the issue. “The company hired me and Laura Murphy to deal with this issue. It’s a leader in the sharing economy. It’s founded on the basis of inclusion and respect. They’ve come […]
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. […]
Plus Airbnb lays out new plan to address racial discrimination and NFL player Brandon Marshall loses endorsement deal for taking a knee.
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. […]
Shani Taylor, a friend and classmate of the woman who received the racist message, posted the exchange on Twitter.
Part of a class action suit, Gregory Seldon claims that under his initial profile he was declined a room, but when he pretended to be white, the host accepted him.