It used to be that you rarely knew the exact political leanings of most people that you came across in your daily travels.
At one point we all believed in MAGA
We all wanted to Make America Great Again. But now that’s connected with Trump. The new policy states it would be “making it a violation for Realtors to use harassing or hate speech toward any of the protected classes under Article 10 of NAR’s Code of Ethics.”
Those “protected” classes so far are “race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity. NAR’s Advisory Board recommended that its Code of Ethics apply to every action a Realtor® takes, whether personal or professional,”
Will be tolerated because you know that’s where this is going. The rational for this policy according to the board:
…DIRECTLY FLOWS FROM THE REQUIREMENT TO NOT DENY EQUAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR BE PARTIES TO A PLAN TO DISCRIMINATE. SPECIFICALLY, BIAS AGAINST PROTECTED CLASSES REVEALED THROUGH THE PUBLIC POSTING OF HATE SPEECH COULD RESULT IN REALTORS® NOT TAKING CLIENTS FROM CERTAIN PROTECTED CLASSES OR NOT TREATING THEM EQUALLY, WHICH WOULD LEAD TO VIOLATIONS OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT DUE TO OVERT DISCRIMINATION OR DISPARATE IMPACT.
NAR President Vince Malta was pleased. “I applaud NAR’s Board of Directors and our Professional Standards Committee for their efforts to raise the bar on the professionalism and private speech of America’s 1.4 million Realtors®.” In addition he mentioned, “Combatting and overcoming bigotry and injustice starts with each of us. Realtors® today took tangible steps to ensure we are held to the highest possible standard while providing a mechanism of enforcement for those who violate our new policies.” There would be a fine involved and expulsion.