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CNN is reporting that The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has announced that they will now use the term “primary” when talking about the master bedroom and bathroom. The group called it under a review after a couple of members brought it to the group’s attention. The group is claiming that the term “master” is insensitive because of its association with slavery.
CNN’s affiliate in Houston says this is not the first time the group has discussed changing the internationally-used term. HAR says “it was not a new suggestion to review the terminology. The overarching message was that some members were concerned about how the terms might be perceived by some other agents and consumers.” HAR’s statement continues saying, “The consensus was that Primary describes the rooms equally as well as Master while avoiding any possible misperceptions.”
I get it that everyone is jumping on board the woke train, but seriously this is so stupid. It is another example that people will find ANYTHING to be offended over. This term is used internationally, and now one city in America decides that they won’t use it anymore.
The statement by HAR finishes by letting its members know that they may still use the term “master bedroom or bath.” If they are allowed to still use the term in their marketing materials and while showing a house, why put the statement out in the first place?
HAR’s statement was made so that everyone in Houston can approve of their virtue signaling. They are the wokest realtors in Texas, y’all, and they won’t let you forget it.