IN THE END, WE WILL REMEMBER NOT THE WORDS OF OUR ENEMIES, BUT THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS.
-MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
Our nation was built “…by the people, for the people” and we are “created equal…with unalienable rights that are among these are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” Yet there are times, like today, when discrimination and hatred of others become louder and more invasive.
Far too many are being impacted by the current wave of hate and discrimination. This includes those being forced to leave, or consider, leaving their homes, friends, families and jobs for safer communities. Whether it be a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills, unprecedented anti-Asian and anti Hispanic hate crimes or opposition to the Black Lives Matter efforts, the vocal minority is loud.
We believe that the overwhelming majority of real estate professionals are against hate. They recognize the vocal minority is driving a wedge between us all and creating an inhospitable environment in communities around the nation.
We also believe in the power of our real estate industry and recognize our leadership stance affords us the opportunity to drive positive change. We are more than 1.5 million strong, we contribute between 15-18% to the U.S. gross domestic product (NAHB) and we are leaders and influencers in our communities.
It is time for the majority - the real estate majority - to be a catalyst for change and eliminate hate in our nation.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
By participating in Stop Hate in Real Estate:
I believe we have the power to help change the trajectory of our nation so that we don’t have to wake up each morning to headlines of discrimination and hate.
I want to advance the right to homeownership for all.
I support the positive impact the real estate industry can make in stamping out discrimination and hate.
I believe that I can be a positive influence within my sphere of influence and community and do what I can to combat discrimination and hate when I see it.
UNITE AGAINST HATE, CHOOSE COMPASSION
MY PLEDGE TO STOP HATE IN REAL ESTATE