Meet The Civil Rights Activist Behind Airbnb’s Battle Against Discrimination On The Platform

Essence – In 2016, Airbnb found itself at the center of multiple news reports surrounding claims of discrimination on the peer-to-peer home sharing platform. After a group of Harvard University researchers found that it is more difficult for some Black people to rent rooms through the site and many people of color publicly accused hosts of discriminating against them because of their race, with one even filing a federal law suit, the company, whose motto is “Belong Anywhere” faced a serious and very public dilemma—now what?

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