‘One word says it all. Asian’: Airbnb host reportedly leaves guest stranded because of her race – The Washington Post

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An Airbnb host in California has been banned after an Asian American guest claimed her reservation was canceled at the last minute because of her race.

 

Airbnb spokesman Nick Papas told The Washington Post in an email that the host’s behavior was “abhorrent and unacceptable.” The company has in recent years faced growing complaints of racial discrimination by its hosts.

 

Dyne Suh, a 25-year-old law student in Riverside, said she and her fiance had been looking forward to a short vacation over Presidents’ Day weekend in Big Bear Lake, a popular ski getaway about two hours by car east of Los Angeles.

 

About a month before their trip, Suh booked a mountain on Airbnb listed as a “Tree House Loft and Private Bathroom” in Running Springs, Calif. Suh told The Post in a phone interview Friday that she later messaged the host to ask if she could add two friends and two puppies to the reservation and was told it would be fine.

 

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