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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Leading the Way

FCAR supports both Maryland REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Diversity and Inclusion initiative in their continued commitment to Fair Housing as part of their core values. Seeking knowledge and meaningful conversation through a variety of perspectives and resources builds the ability to learn from the past and provides solutions for a better future.

We have formed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee to help foster conversations throughout our membership about inclusion and efforts to deepen the conversation about diversity in our real estate community. 

To get involved with the committee, contact:

CHAIR: Brandon Thompson

VICE CHAIR: Nita Young

DEI Resources

Key Terms:

Diversity:  The presence, acceptance, and appreciation of varied cultures and races.

Equity: A condition that balances two dimensions: fairness and inclusion. Equity ensures that everyone has the same access to resources based on need. It is not the same as equality.

Implicit bias: The attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in a subconscious manner.

Inclusion: Creating conditions where everyone feels accepted, safe, empowered, and supported.

Micro-aggression: Subtle words, cues, and/or behaviors that insult, invalidate, or exclude members of a traditionally marginalized group.

Prejudice: Preconceived opinions that are not based on reason or actual experience.

Privilege: Systemic favoring, enriching, valuing, and validating certain identities over others. We often hear this in the term “white privilege,” which doesn’t necessarily mean that one is wealthy or has been given special favor. Rather, it refers to the inherent benefits, often generational, that have been denied to others.

Racism: A system of advantage based on race, often demonstrated by prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism towards a minority group. It is rooted in power or privilege, which is why “reverse racism” is considered a myth - racial and ethnic minorities typically lack the power to damage the interests of dominant groups.
 

Continuing Education:

 

A Seat at the Table:

Be a Leader of Diversity. Join or Start a Chapter:

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