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Airbnb benefits local economies. But only in white neighborhoods, study finds.

Airbnb landlord Shaun Johnson talks with tenant Taylor Valencia, of San Francisco, at his property in northeast Washington. Foto: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton

Airbnb frequently touts its economic impact in "diverse" neighborhoods, saying guests spend money locally and boost businesses in areas where tourism is not already prevalent.

But a new Purdue University study found that white neighborhoods - not their black or Latino counterparts - are the ones most likely to benefit from an influx of Airbnb guests...

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