#AirbnbWhileBlack

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. […]

The furor over racial discrimination at Airbnb, Inc. has been elevated to Capitol Hill. It’s welcome news –and right on time. Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D- NC), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) reached out to Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, in an effort to strong-arm Chesky into ordering a thorough investigation […]

Shani Taylor, a friend and classmate of the woman who received the racist message, posted the exchange on Twitter.