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Yelp Just Created A Consumer Alert To Inform Customers Of Racist Businesses

As the fight against racism continues, Yelp is taking a stand with a new consumer alert that will warn customers about any businesses that are associated with racially charged actions in an effort to help people make more informed spending decisions. “At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion, and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero-tolerance policy to racism,” said the social networking site in a press statement . According to Noorie Malik, VP of User Operations, here’s what will happen when an incident that involves racism occurs: “We’ll default to general Public Attention Alert to inform consumers if someone associated with the business was accused of, or the target of, racist behavior,” said Malik in a statement. She adds, “We’ll only escalate to a Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert when there’s resounding evidence of egregious, racist actions from a business owner or employee, such as using overtly racist slurs or symbols; and this...

Shanique Yates

Oct 12, 2020