In a moment when many corporations are making hollow declarations of support for Black lives, Airbnb has committed to do the work of measuring and addressing discrimination that’s been a consequence of the company’s rapid growth. Our partnership with Airbnb on this project has been years in the making, and has led to tangible policy developments and other measurable steps to reduce discrimination that should serve as a model for Airbnb’s peer tech companies. Silicon Valley has a long way to go to constructively engage with civil rights groups by proactively, not reactively, seeking out our expertise to build platforms that serve Black people instead of harming us. This year Airbnb needs to end its policy of using records from a racially biased criminal punishment system to exclude people from the platform.