Tag: Airbnb

Airbnb Cancels Accounts Related to Right Wing Rally

Home rental service Airbnb has been cancelling the accounts of people who booked rentals in relation to a far right wing rally in Charlottesville, Va., a move that has angered white nationalists and prompted First Amendment debates. Airbnb confirmed the cancellation and reported in a statement to NBC29 that the…

Racist Airbnb Host Invokes Trump in Hateful Tirade

A former Airbnb host has been dealt a creative punishment following racist behavior against a potential renter: a $5,000 fine and a mandatory college-level course in Asian American studies. Tami Barker is no longer allowed to rent out homes using Airbnb after the incident, at which time she told potential…

No Room at the Inn for Airbnb Guests with Disabilities, Study Shows

It is a common frustration people with disabilities share when traveling: from trying to find an accessible rental car, to transferring into your seat, to praying that your motorized wheelchair isn’t damaged as it’s thrown into storage. All you are thinking is, “Please get my belongings and me to my…

Airbnb Responds to Racism by Tweaking Anti-Bias Policies for Hosts

“When we designed the platform three white guys there were a lot of things we didn’t think about,” Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said. By Sheryl Estrada Opponents of Airbnb rally at City Hall in New York. REUTERS The Twitter hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack, filled with accounts of Black people who experienced discrimination…