A black man named Gregory Selden tried to book a place to stay while visiting Philadelphia for the first time via AirBnB and was unfortunately rejected. However, when he made a fake profile posing as a white man named “Todd” and tried booking the same place, his invitation was accepted with open arms.
— G. Sel (@_GSelden) May 4, 2016
Selden posted his experience to his Twitter page, and although he contacted the company directly about the negativity, they did not respond to him. Instead, they wrote to Buzzfeed after the news broke, and said that they’re working on diminishing discriminatory practices between their users.
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SOURCE: Vibe – J’na Jefferson