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#AirbnbWhileBlack

Earlier this year, Harvard researchers ran an experiment that found requests from guests with distinctively African-American names are roughly 16% less likely to be accepted than identical guests with distinctively white names. Today, the #AirbnbWhileBlack hashtag highlighted how messed up that is. Way to go, humanity. #AirbnbWhileBlack made a fake profile as a white guy … Continue reading “#AirbnbWhileBlack”

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Earlier this year, Harvard researchers ran an experiment that found requests from guests with distinctively African-American names are roughly 16% less likely to be accepted than identical guests with distinctively white names. Today, the #AirbnbWhileBlack hashtag highlighted how messed up that is. Way to go, humanity.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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