The racism discussion regarding online vacation rental booking websites is transforming into a profitable outcome for the sites, as they will be able to further coerce listing owners to accept bookings without much scrutiny.
The Harvard researchers also checked back to see whether the host ultimately filled the spot after rejecting the fictional black guest. Hosts only did so 35% of the time.
They calculated that hosts lost about $65 to $100 each time they rejected black guests. This is definitely another motivator for the move.
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The momentum is building for the big listing sites to all demand instant bookings without (or minimal) allowing of hosts to screen guests: