Airbnb’s racism problem is much bigger than a few racist hosts.

But it took a weekend in Oakland to show me that.

David Robinson
Jul 31, 2016 · 10 min read

A nearby restaurant, according to its Michelin entry, now offers “rabbit and lobster sausage with blistered Padrón peppers.” Tasty.

I say out loud, to no one in particular, “I am hurting people.”

Because the truth is, this apartment is driving up the cost of housing for people who live in Oakland. Many of whom, unlike me, can’t afford to pay more than they do for their housing.





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Social justice & technology.