>> It's like a bruise that never quite heals cuz people keep hitting that spot.>> Diane Suh tried to rent an Airbnb in Running Springs, California in February, but was denied by the host, Tammy Baker, who said in a message, I wouldn't rent to you if you were the last person on earth One word says it all.
Asian.>> I've seen and experienced racism my whole life but this is the only time in my life where I actually had text messages and evidence right there.>> Airbnb banned Barker and this week, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing came to Suh's defense. It ordered Barker to pay a $5,000 fine and take a course in Asian-American studies.
>> This is, sort of, an element of what we like to call restorative justice. Which means that, you know people can make mistakes, people can do bad things, but they're not irredeemable.>> And for Su that's enough.>> Taking a terrible incident and then turning it into a good thing, like an educational opportunity I think is a much better remedy than just paying a fine or having sanctions.
>> And she hopes other will speak up.