Airbnb host's racist comment results in $5000 fine, forced enrollment on Asian-American studies

An Airbnb host has been fined $5,000 for racial discrimination and will have to take a course in Asian-American studies after canceling a womanís reservation because of her ethnicity, reports The Guardian. Itís the first time an Airbnb host has been penalized after California regulators passed an agreement that allows officials to test Airbnb hosts for racial discrimination earlier this year. In February, Dyne Suh, a 26-year-old law clerk, had booked a mountain cabin in Big Bear, California, from Tami Barker for a skiing weekend with friends. Suh had asked Barker if she could bring two friends and two dogs, and Barker agreed on the condition Suh pay an extra $50 per night. But Barker reportedly texted Suh to cancel the reservation... Continue reading…

Airbnb host's racist comment results in $5000 fine, forced enrollment on Asian-American studies

An Airbnb host who canceled a guest’s booking and made a racist comment has been fined $5000 and forced to attend a course on Asian-American studies. The California Department of Fair ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Techspot

Racist Airbnb host ordered to take Asian American studies class

An Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation based on a guest's race has been ordered to pay $5,000 and take a college-level course in Asian American studies. Earlier this year, ...

Thu 13 Jul 17 from Engadget

Airbnb host who canceled reservation over race fined $5,000

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Airbnb host who cancelled a reservation and told the guest, "One word says it all. Asian," has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college ...

Thu 13 Jul 17 from AP

Airbnb host penalized for canceling Asian woman's reservation - CNET

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing says it got creative with the agreement.

Thu 13 Jul 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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