Received this email just now:
Earlier this year, we launched a comprehensive effort to fight bias and discrimination in the Airbnb community. As a result of this effort, we’re asking everyone to agree to a Community Commitment beginning November 1, 2016. Agreeing to this commitment will affect your use of Airbnb, so we wanted to give you a heads up about it.
What is the Community Commitment?
You commit to treat everyone—regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age—with respect, and without judgment or bias.
How do I accept the commitment?
On or after November 1, we’ll show you the commitment when you log in to or open the Airbnb website, mobile or tablet app and we’ll automatically ask you to accept.
What if I decline the commitment?
If you decline the commitment, you won’t be able to host or book using Airbnb, and you have the option to cancel your account. Once your account is canceled, future booked trips will be canceled. You will still be able to browse Airbnb but you won’t be able to book any reservations or host any guests.
What if I have feedback about the commitment?
We welcome your feedback about the Community Commitment and all of our nondiscrimination efforts. Feel free to read more about the commitment. You can also reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Airbnb Team
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Airbnb, Inc., 888 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
I can certainly treat everyone without judgment or bias in attitude. However there are practicalities. Someone in a wheelchair won’t be able to get up the stairs. My home is not and won’t be child proof. I sleep in the dining room with no door and no fourth wall, so if I get a creepy vibe I have to decline. My actual experience with people under 25 is that they stay up very late. I have another guest who works days. I can’t have people keeping him up late. Or me, either.
What Air doesn’t seem to be taking into account is that THIS IS MY HOME.