Justice

Trump Supporter Who Sent Racist Messages to Woman Through Airbnb Gets What She Deserves

"One word says it all. Asian."

That's the reason Airbnb host Tami Barker offered Dyne Suh for abruptly canceling the latter's Airbnb rental in Big Bear, California.

 

 

As ATTN: reported back in April, Barker (who at the time was not identified) went on to add in her message to Suh, "I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners. It’s why we have Trump."

Now Barker is being told what to do—by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

As Huffpost reported, Suh had filed a complaint with the department and, on Thursday, it handed out a punishment. The first party: paying Suh $5,000 in damages.

The second part is a little more unusual. Barker must "take a college-level course in Asian American studies," Huffpost reports. A press release from DFEH elaborates:

"As part of the agreement reached with DFEH, the Airbnb Host issued a personal apology to Ms. Suh and agreed to comply with anti-discrimination laws, to attend training, to take a college level course in Asian American studies, to participate in a community education panel, to perform volunteer service at a civil rights organization, and to report rental data to DFEH for a period of four years."

Suh is pleased with the outcome, writing on her Facebook wall on Thursday, "I am very glad that the outcome of this case includes taking an Asian American studies course. I believe that the more people learn about and understand our history and our struggles, the more they can feel empathy towards us and treat us as equals."

She added, "Asian Americans are often left out of conversations about race relations, even though we are also targets of racism and discrimination. The more we speak out, the harder it becomes for people to ignore, deny, or trivialize our lived experiences of being discriminated against like this day-to-day."

You can read the rest of her statement below.