May 5, 2016
Look on Twitter for the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack, and you’ll find a number of protests that racism is alive in the sharing economy. A Harvard Business School study published earlier this year found that having a “distinctively African American name” led to being 16 percent less likely to be accepted at Airbnb, The Guardian reported on Thursday. And there are a growing number of people that have taken to Twitter claiming that changing their profiles from black to white led to rooms suddenly becoming available again, illustrating racial bias….