Another story of what could happen when you Airbnb while Black.
Instances where Black people are turned away from renters on the lodging site simply because of the color of their skin seem to be getting more and more popular. The most recent incident occurred in North Carolina, where a host named Todd Warner reportedly rejected a female investment banker after the host learned that she was, in fact, Black.
What followed is far more shocking, as the man reportedly attacked her in a flurry of racial and sexist slurs.
A women named Shani C. Taylor, who identifies as a friend of the victim, posted some of the texts her friend received from the potential Airbnb host.
His use of the n-word shows a shocking example of how much work Airbnb needs to do in order to ensure a respectful and safe environment for all potential guests.
The man reportedly added that he "wanted to f***" the victim's white friend."
The woman then threatened to report Warner to the service and added that she is an investment banker and said, "I might just buy the apartment/house next to you, and watch you squirm, you piece of sh*t."
Warner then fired back, saying that he had retired with $22 million at age 44 because he was "not a N***ER like with my spending," he said.
Airbnb responded on Tuesday saying that they had contacted the host.
It is now time for this company to not only contact individuals and make polite statements regarding these incidents, but commit serious time and resources to avoid shocking instances like this in the future. If they do not, they risk losing countless potential customers in the future.
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