Sorry if this is longish... but you all are absolutely right, and I'm just now seeing it. I always looked at alt-right forums like these with an air of hesitancy and skepticism. Today, you have a new card-carrying member.
Backstory: my wife and I both grew up in abject poverty in the 80's, myself in Flint, her in Detroit. Our story was very much a "bootstraps from the bottom" scenario. A few years back, after decades of hard work and sacrifice, we bought an 8,000 square foot "McMansion" for us and our kids. Our thinking was that we still had close relatives that we could move into the separate apartment-style in-law suite included in the house. We did that for a few of our closest family members for months at a time, much to their chagrin and thanks.
A few months back, after the last relative moved out, we decided to put the space to use. It has 4 bedrooms, 11 beds, 2 full baths, full kitchen, movie theater, the works. We decided to list on AirBnB as a family-friendly apartment in a desirable area. The bookings and families flooded in and we're now the top reviewed in the area. Hell, we made close to 6 grand last month alone. As my wife is a stay-at-home mom to our kids, it also gives her meaningful work during the days.
With more than 30 stays under our belt now, all families and all positive and respectful experiences, we got a booking from a woman with some history, but no reviews (should have been a red flag). My wife showed me the request and it was barely intelligible, I swear we had to look up some of the words on UrbanDctionary to decipher their meaning. I was hesitant, but we demanded a deposit and it was only for one night. Like a good liberal-minded American, I didn't want any thinly-veiled racism (in hindsight, I suppose it was more common sense) to show through.
Big fucking mistake.
We're very clear about rules as we cater to families. We're clear about quiet time and what that means. Quiet time starts at 11pm and I ask conversations are kept respectfully hushed as we have several small children. I had to go to their area no less than 3 times between 11pm and 4am as I swear to god I thought they were running a zoo and sacrificing animals. We had to leave for Church in the morning and I'm not sure if they just didn't sleep or what, but there was still noise at 7am.
When we got back and they finally left, we discovered they raided the (locked) pantry and made off with boxes and boxes of food, 3x 48-container rolls of Costco paper towels. They also made off with many of the little amenities that we leave for kids: toys, legos, even my DeWalt cordless drill. We literally have to throw away one of the mattresses and sheet sets as I have no fucking clue what bodily fluid seeped in there. I won't go into the smell, but we're renting a carpet cleaner today.
When my wife contacted her, the woman was flabbergasted that we had the audacity to challenge her. "I finna get my money's worf, yall charged me three hunnit dollas for a night." The entitlement was un-fucking-real. Fortunately, AirBnb offered to pay to replace and clean everything 100%. They're really good about it as we send in plenty of before-and-after pictures. The woman said that they often have that complaint with "certain" kinds of people.
Lesson learned. Time to vet our stays more closely and readily say "no" when we see certain warning signs.