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Airbnb Bans Host Who Called a Group of Black Guests Monkeys

Airbnb has banned a host in New York after a video of her berating guests and yelling racial slurs at them went viral over the weekend. The video shows the host, who is identified as Kate on the platform — yelling at five guests and telling them to leave. The two sides argued and the back and forth ended when Kate explicitly said “Which monkey is gonna stay on the couch?” All five of the guests were black. One of the guests, Kenneth Simpson, shared the video of the incident on his Twitter account. Simpson, a Virginia resident who hoped to have a fun getaway with his friends — who flew in from Chicago and Houston — told the Washington Post about the awful experience . “I felt very dehumanized,” Simpson told The Post. “I thought, is this where we are today? We made a point that we’re educated, working professionals. And it doesn’t even matter if you’re an educated person, because no one deserves to be called a monkey and be...

Jun 3, 2019