Airbnb Confronts Racial Discrimination After Admitting to Being 'Slow' to Address Problems

CEO Brian Chesky offers mea culpa

For some time, there have been claims from black Airbnb users that their booking requests get turned down because of their skin color. After a three-month review lead by Laura Murphy, the former head of the Washington, D.C., office of the American Civil Liberties Union, the online home-sharing service is revising its nondiscrimination policy to better address the issue of racial profiling within its community. 

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