An open letter to Brian Chesky: Airbnb anti-discrimination policy falls short


Airbnb recently published a report “Airbnb’s Work to Fight Discrimination and Build Inclusion” to address discrimination issues reported by Airbnb’s hosts.

 Joah Spearman, CEO and founder of Localeur wrote an open letter to Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb:

“Dear Brian,

After much scrutiny including at least one ongoing class-action lawsuit, I noticed yesterday, your company issued a much-publicized report sharing its new anti-discrimination policy.

The report does a tremendous job of demonstrating Airbnb has put a lot of internal energy, resources and thought into this effort, including bringing on former US Attorney General Eric Holder as an adviser.

However, in my opinion, the 32-page report falls several steps short of actually addressing ongoing discrimination on the platform.(…)”

This is an excerpt from the article originally published on Tnooz. To read the whole story, visit An open letter to Brian Chesky: Airbnb anti-discrimination policy falls short.

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