Black Airbnb users have been exposing the racist tendencies of the company's hosts with the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack. One potential guest, however, has taken this a step further: He's provided proof that Airbnb's hosts are unapologetically discriminating against people of color.

Greg Selden, an Airbnb customer based in Virginia, took to Twitter to show how a host rejected him.

The 25-year-old initially used his own photos while requesting to stay at an apartment in Philadelphia. The host told him the room is unavailable.

The host told Selden "the place is not available."

However, Selden noticed that Airbnb showed the place as "available" even after the host told him it wasn't.

So, Selden took drastic measures to prove that the AirBNB host discriminated against him because he's Black.

Greg Selden created two new profiles. In both, he changed his photo and his name. For one, he uploaded a photo of a white male about his age that went by the name Jessie. His second went by "Todd" and he changed his photo to an older white man. Selden even changed his location from Virginia to Raleigh, North Carolina.

He inquired about the same listing for the same dates.

Of course, the host immediately accepted "Todd."

While Selden understands that Airbnb hosts have the right to be picky about who they accept, he told BuzzFeed that this reeks of racism.

Greg Seldin
photo: Greg Seldin

"I just wish the determining factor had to do with something other than my skin color," Selden told BuzzFeed News

He confronted the host in a series of screenshots provided to Revelist.

"I just want to let you know that I'm quite aware of you not renting to me because of my skin color," Selden wrote to the host. "I'm sorry for your prejudice ways and quite disappointed to see people like you are still present. I do not know you and you do not know me, but I hope for your sake that in the future you'll be able to to see a human as a human without discriminating on the color of their skin. Bless you my man."
The host told Seldin that his accusation isn't true.

Airbnb has also responded to Selden's accusation.

The host didn't respond. However, a spokesperson for Airbnb told BuzzFeed News that:

"We recognize that bias and discrimination present significant challenges, and we are taking steps to address them. Profile photos are an important part of our community and are one of the many tools that help hosts and guests connect with one another. We welcome the opportunity to work with anyone that can help us reduce potential discrimination in the Airbnb community."

The company then backtracked and said that Selden's original reservation may not have been accepted because he only requested one night. Selden, however, claims he made the same reservation from both accounts. Either way, Airbnb isn't off the hook. A recent study from Harvard University compared Airbnb profiles of white and black hosts and found that white hosts got more bookings. 

Greg Selden is dissatisfied with Airbnb's response to his complaint.

"After seeing how the spokesperson from Airbnb responded, I felt pretty disrespected as if they were undermining the issue," he told Revelist. "I actually sent screen shots to the BuzzFeed News team to show them that under the other account, I requested the same exact dates and ended up being accepted."

Now, he thinks Airbnb doesn't take accusations of discrimination seriously.

"This led me to believe that they do not take discrimination issues seriously as an organization. A rep from their customer experience team reached out to me yesterday morning but I could not take the call as I was out for brunch with my mother for Mother's Day."

All Selden wants is for Airbnb to take these complaints seriously, and begin rectifying the issue:

"I'm not looking for sympathy as this seems to be an issue with a countless number of other people, I just want to see a change or improvement in their discrimination policies. I think Airbnb is an awesome concept, but I can not find myself to support an organization that makes excuses for discrimination."

If nothing else, this story proves what #AirBnbWhileBlack is arguing: AirBnb has a race problem that must be addressed.

UPDATED 5/9/2016, 1:45 p.m.: This post has been updated to include comments from Greg Selden.