Texas Realtors Association Abandons Use of 'Master Bedroom' Due to Slavery Origins, Will Use 'Primary' Moving Forward

The Houston Association of Realtors is no longer using the word “master” to describe bedrooms and bathrooms on its Multiple Listing Service.

Instead, the realtors are opting to use the term “primary.”

via TMZ:

The change in terminology, which happened quietly earlier this month, is already in place on HAR’s property listing database … and it came after several members demanded a review of the language, which some believe carries connotations to slavery.

According to HAR, the change has been raised and considered for several years … and they are finally pulling the plug on “master.” It’s worth noting … Houston has one of the nation’s highest African-American populations.

Don’t celebrate or scream into the void just yet … HAR says the change is merely a suggestion, and does not constitute a ban of the term “master.”

Other “masters” are already on the way out … like the Court of Master Sommeliers, which says it will no longer use the word “master” before a wine sommelier’s last name.

And, it begs the question, what’s next on the chopping block?!?

We’ll see if this becomes a national trend.

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