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Consumers Face Discrimination Too

Airbnb is an online rental service that enables people to list, find, and rent vacation homes. Recently, this online room-sharing company has faced claims of race discrimination. Several Airbnb users have shared stories on social media about discrimination when attempting to book a room. Harvard University researchers found it was more difficult for guests with… Read More »

First Federal Bank Agrees to Settlement: End Fair Housing Dispute

Unfortunately, racial discrimination continues to happen both inside and outside the workplace. Discriminatory practices based on race, such as raising interest rates and denying rental and mortgage applications, happen often. First Federal Bank of Kansas City was accused by two fair housing organizations, Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing… Read More »

California Wal-Mart Sued

An African American shopper at Wal-Mart alleges that due to racial discrimination, he was incorrectly identified as a shoplifter. He was handcuffed and detained and allegedly accused of stealing from the store. Race discrimination is one of the factors listed in the plaintiff’s lawsuit in regards to damages sought and mistreatment based on color. While consumers’… Read More »

‘Shopping While Black’: Consumer Discrimination

Consumer racial profiling is discriminatory, but continues despite laws prohibiting it. Unfortunately, this type of discrimination happens every day. The article below details shoppers’ experiences in Canadian retail stores: three shoppers of different racial background documented how they were treated in chain stores in five different cities. Excessive attention from store employees or being followed… Read More »