My roof along with my neighbor's roof on both sides of me were damaged during a hail storm. AARP Homeowners had no problem replacing both of my neighbors roofs without hesitation, but when it came to my roof, they came up with all kinds of excuses why my roof did not qualify replacing. AARP just wanted to patch mine! We went back and forth for months. Just to clarify things, both of my neighbors are White males, I am a Black female. I had several roofers to tell me that the hail cut the life of my roof almost in half. Needless to say, I dropped AARP and moved on! I will never insure my home or anything else I have with them. AARP even went so far as to say that my neighbor's roof was older than mine, which qualified the replacement. Bull $#*!! My house was built before both of my neighbors was. This goes to show that they will tell a woman anything and expect her to accept it.
I do not believe businesses understand or it may be that they just do not care, but the absolute worst thing that you can do is to mistreat a woman, Black or White. She will surely spread the word as long as she lives!