Airbnb’s Work To Fight Bias And Discrimination

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FILE - In this March 12, 2015 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder announces six pilot cities for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, at the Department of Justice in Washington. Holder is returning to private law practice, rejoining the same firm where he worked before becoming attorney general. The firm of Covington & Burling announced Monday that Holder, who left the Justice Department in April after more than six years as attorney general, would be rejoining the firm as a partner. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that lasting change often begins with tough, honest conversations, genuine self-reflection, followed by bold action. In the last half century, we’ve made tremendous progress toward realizing our civil rights and equal opportunity goals. But we still have a long way to go. We need to talk about, and then take action to end, the discrimination, prejudice, and inequality that still exists — not only in our laws, but in our schools, our neighborhoods, and our businesses.

That’s in part because the way in which bias manifests itself keeps evolving. At the beginning of this century, few predicted that the internet would become such a pervasive tool for cyber bullying or religious extremism, or would so often be used to communicate and enable discrimination and division.

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