Ever wonder where Eric Holder went, or what he is doing after his departure from the Obama Administration? Well, we can tell you.
He’s at aribnb. And he’s continuing his fight to stamp out racial discrimination. Aren’t you glad?
Apparently the company feels discrimination is a problem and they needed a heavy hitter to help them fight the good fight.
CNNMoney released this report.
In a strongly worded blog post announcing the hire, Airbnb’s CEO and cofounder Brian Chesky described tackling discrimination as “the greatest challenge we face as a company.”
“It cuts to the core of who we are and the values that we stand for,” he wrote. “We will not simply ‘address the issue’ by doing the least required for liability and PR purposes.”
In addition to hiring Holder, Airbnb is bringing on a former official from the ACLU to help conduct a review of the company’s shortcomings in weeding out discriminatory behavior. The $25 billion startup is also staffing up with employees whose sole job is to “detect and address” discrimination on the platform.
On the user side, Airbnb plans to make all hosts and guests certify that they have read and will abide by the anti-discrimination policy.
And it also seems airbnb likes to hire post liberal administration employees. And other post liberal government admin folks are finding success in other startups as well.
David Plouffe, Obama’s former campaign manager, now works as an adviser and board member for Uber. Jay Carney, the former White House press secretary, now heads up communications for Amazon (Tech30). And Obama’s former adviser Dan Pfeiffer joined GoFundMe at the end of last year.,
Airbnb previously hired Chris Lehane, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, to head policy efforts and steer the company through its many regulatory battles.
Might wanna keep that in mind when you plan your next vacation, at home or abroad, depending on how you feel about patronizing companies with liberal agendas.