A major update to a story in February that generated a lot of buzz after video of the incident went viral.
An Airbnb host in California who abruptly canceled the reservations of an Asian American guest, telling her “I wouldn’t rent to you if you were the last person on earth,” and “one word says it all. Asian,” has agreed to pay a fine of $5,000.
Tammy Baker also apologized to her guest, Syne Duh, agreed to take a college level Asian American Studies course and complete volunteer work at a civil rights organization.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing announced the agreement today.