Racist Airbnb Host Pays The Price

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An Airbnb host who barred an Asian woman from her property now faces a hefty fine. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Amberia Allen, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you how much. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“(CNN)A former Airbnb host who canceled a guest’s reservation citing her race, will have to do more than pay a $5,000 fine.

The host, who has been banned by Airbnb after the February incident, agreed to take a college-level Asian American studies course, volunteer at a civil rights organization and participate in a community education panel.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing announced the somewhat unusual agreement Thursday and described the measures as “forward-looking and restorative” in a statement.

Dyne Suh had driven in a snowstorm to the Airbnb rental near Big Bear, California. The host canceled the reservation as Suh was close to arriving and texted her: “I wouldn’t rent to u if u were the last person on earth. One word says it all. Asian,” according to the department.

Suh responded that she would report the host to Airbnb for being racist.

“It’s why we have trump,” the host wrote back. “And I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners.”

An Airbnb spokesman called the incident, “abhorrent and unacceptable” in April.”

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