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Airbnb Adopts Rules in Effort to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts

According to a New York Times article, “Airbnb introduced several changes on Thursday to combat discrimination in its short-term rental policy, after facing months of criticism that its hosts are easily able to reject potential renters based on race, religion,…

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Why Subtle Bias Is So Often Worse than Blatant Discrimination

In their Harvard Business Review article, Eden King and Kristen Jones outline the damaging effects of subtle bias or microaggressions in the workplace and suggests ways of addressing them.

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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…

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Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem

In her New York Times op-ed (Sunday, June 26, 2016), Kate Crawford, principal researcher at Microsoft and co-chair of a White House symposium on society and A.I., draws attention to the discrimination “being built into . . . machine-learning algorithms….

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‘This can’t happen by accident.’

While focusing on one county in Georgia, Emily Badger writing in the Washington Post describes a housing values phenomenon occurring throughout the country.  “Nationwide, home values in predominantly African American neighborhoods have been the least likely to recover. Across the…

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