Airbnb Study Suggests Some Hosts Are Prone To Discrimination
A Harvard Business School study claims some Airbnb hosts are prone to discrimination when presented with stereotypical African-American names.By Leah Becerra | December 12, 2015
A study conducted by Harvard Business School suggests Airbnb renters are prone to discrimination. (Video via Airbnb)
And that's kind of a big deal, because with Airbnb hosts can elect to not rent to a person based on their name, sex or even race.
Researchers sent out Airbnb housing requests to about 6,400 hosts in five cities: Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. All of those requests came from 20 different Airbnb accounts the team had created. (Video via Expedia)