How Airbnb Can Fight Racial Discrimination

Having experienced discrimination from hosts in the popular online accommodations marketplace, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, suggests a way the business can be held accountable under civil rights law.  She also cites a recent Harvard Business School study, “Racial Discrimination in the Sharing Economy: Evidence from a Field Experiment” by Benjamin G. Edelman, Michael Luca and Daniel Svirsky.  Do you use Airbnb?  Would you be willing to stop using the service and tell them to take action against discrimination by their hosts?

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