NAACP Teams Up With Airbnb In Atlanta To Combat User Bias
Airbnb has faced various lawsuits and allegations that guests and hosts of color are less likely to successfully book a reservation. A Harvard Business School study in 2016 looked into those claims. The study found that people with African American-sounding names were 16% less likely to be accepted as Airbnb guests.
The NAACP is partnering with Airbnb to prevent user bias on the home rental platform. The organization also wants to promote Airbnb as an economic opportunity in communities of color in Atlanta. GPB reporter Ross Terrell followed the story and joined On Second Thought to discuss the partnership.
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