By Ann Brown
#BlackWhileAirBnBing and #AirbnbWhileBlack still remains an issue, even after the company vowed to address the concerns of many Airbnb renters and owners who have been discriminated against.
Bob Marley’s granddaughter says she is going to sue the California Police after they mistook her for an Airbnb burglar. Donisha Prendergast and two other friends–who are also Black–say they were racially profiled had actually rented the Airbnb in Rialto, California, they were accused of burglarizing. Apparently a neighbor, who through the three were breaking into the home, called the police.
Fyffe-Marshall wrote in a Facebook post. “They informed us that there was also a helicopter tracking us. They locked down the neighborhood and had us standing in the street.”
Prendergast, a 33-year-old filmmaker, Kells Fyffe-Marshall, and Komi-Oluwa Olafimihan were packing their luggage when a neighbor called the police, reportedly saying she saw “three Black people stealing stuff.” “The neighbor had also reportedly waved at the group but they didn’t acknowledge her back, which contributed to her calling the police. Both Prendergast and Fyffe-Marshall posted a video of the incident on Click here to read entire article