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Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Airbnb Hosts

Renters with names that seemed African American had a harder time booking reservations on Airbnb than those who had white-sounding names.

The lack of anonymity on Airbnb may lead to persistent racial discrimination, a working paper from Harvard Business School found. Renters with names that sounded African American had a harder time booking reservations on the site than those who had white-sounding names, according to the study.

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