Flatshare room-seekers with Muslim name get fewer replies

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Flatshare room-seekers with Muslim name get fewer replies

Postby Dolphin » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:24 pm

People from ethnic minorities face arbitrary discrimination when they look for a room to rent, experts have said, after a Guardian investigation found that inquiries from a person with a Muslim name about flatshare ads received significantly fewer positive responses.

In a snapshot survey of the private flatshare market carried out as part of the Bias in Britain series, expressions of interest were sent from “Muhammad” and “David” to almost 1,000 online advertisements for rooms across the UK.

The Guardian found that for every 10 positive replies David received, Muhammad received only eight.

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