Home » General » To Combat Racial Bias by Airbnb Hosts, Try Blind Reservations

Compare Hotels rates & Flight tickets prices from 100+ top booking sites at once...

Check the prices & save up to 80 %...

Click to find cheap, affordable travel offers,

new deals campaigns...  >>> www.travelkinds.com





To Combat Racial Bias by Airbnb Hosts, Try Blind Reservations

A new Harvard study found racial discrimination by Airbnb hosts — a poignant reminder that new technology doesn’t automatically eliminate old problems.

As Bloomberg Business reported, researchers at the Harvard Business School found that people with names that sounded African-American had a harder time booking a place to stay on Airbnb than people with names like this correspondent’s. The authors conducted a field experiment that examined 6,400 listings on Airbnb in five cities, concluding that “requests from guests with distinctively African-American names are roughly 16% less likely to be accepted than identical guests with distinctively White names.”

That read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*