The Houston Association of Realtors, commonly know as HAR, has made changes to its room descriptions on its online property database, replacing the term “master” with “primary.”
Master bedroom and master bathroom will now say primary bedroom and primary bath.
“Some of these changes are simply good faith exercises to demonstrate awareness of historic improprieties or inequities,” said Associate Prof. of Business at the University of Houston – Downtown Dietrich von Biedenfeld.
“Particularly in the south, we’ve had master slave culture. So, on a plantation, you would have a master of that domain who would then exercise control and dominance over enslaved or indentured servants, and so historically, to say that the master lives in a certain place, then it’s sort of creates a tone that minorities are excluded.”
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