June 6, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Two tech start-ups with similar names, Noirbnb and Noirebnb, are launching temporary lodging services for African Americans as #AirbnbWhileBlack discrimination complaints mount. Black Airbnb users are sharing their stories of discrimination while trying to book reservations on Airbnb under the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack. AHarvard Business School study found widespread discrimination by Airbnb hosts against guests whose names sounded distinctly black….
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/06/06/noirbnb-noirebnb-compete-airbnb-african-americans/85531202/