A Brown University Researcher Demands a Refund From Airbnb Due to 'Racist' Trump Signs

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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Vacation — it’s supposed to be relaxing.


But what if your planned respite from life’s stresses becomes a nightmare all its own?

That very tragedy recently struck Cary Bueno amid an attempted getaway to Maine.

The lady and her husband decided on lodging courtesy of Airbnb — a choice they’d live to regret.

They arrived and…as she explained on Twitter, “I immediately was terrified…”

“I shouldn’t have to pay to stay at a place (where) I don’t feel safe,” she insisted. “And @AirbnbHelp at minimum should give me a full refund/voucher for all the trauma this experience has caused.”

From whence did the terror come?

Here it is:

My husband rented a place in Maine, and when we arrived in the evening, we saw Trump yard signs and other white nationalist symbols. I immediately was terrified and scared for my life and family safety.”

Online, she laid out the “top symbols that invoke fear for Black people”:

  1. KKK symbols and flags
  2. Confederate flags and symbols
  3. Police lights /blue lives matter flag
  4. Trump signs and white terrorism slogans
  5. USA Flag — yes, this is a symbol used in many places to scare Black people

Of course, the couple didn’t remain at the insidious inn.

We left and @Airbnb says they cant do anything. Prime example how white companies make a BLM statement, but when (a) Black person tells them they didn’t feel safe, they do nothing.”


The economist is upset Airbnb doesn’t know what it’s like to be black:

Disappointed @airBnb doesn’t understand the trauma of TRUMP signs on an @Airbnb rental causes (a) Black person. @Airbnb has a discrimination statement, but it’s only words, no action. What about believing a black person and making them retell a traumatizing experience? Do better.”

Bottom line: Airbnb would do better to advertise their racism against all who aren’t white:

If they want to be racist, they need to post a complete picture so BIPOC know not to stay there. We need a greenbook for @Airbnb where we know we are safe.”

Unfortunately, in addition to Trump signs, she didn’t detail the “other” white nationalist images.

Putting aside whatever accompanied some campaign signs, what the media and Democrats have accomplished is immense. For — not just years, but — decades, Donald Trump was a prominent, positive figure. Nowhere was that more clear than the world of rap, where he was hailed as a man who took care of his business. Hollywood and the MSM loved him, and he mentored black cultural influencer Russell Simmons.

But when he added an “R” to his name and took on the Democratic challenger, a mission was begun to change all that had occurred.


The new history: Long ago, Hitler wormed his way into the Big Apple.

It was strange that no one had noticed. America’s evil detector is in need of high maintenance.

For those in the know, a vacation’s in major order.

Instead, for Mrs. Bueno, what should’ve been great was no bueno.

Cary Bueno, PhD, is a researcher at Brown University.



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