Nat’l Assn’ of Realtors Bans “Harassing Speech” or “Hate Speech”—Anywhere, Any Time—by Members
The policy is here:
REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The Realtors are a private organization, so this isn’t a First Amendment violation, just as blacklisting of supposedly “un-American” employees in the 1950s wasn’t a First Amendment violation. But it strikes me as potentially quite dangerous, especially given that National Association of Realtors membership appears to be quite important professionally to real estate agents; apparently,
in many parts of the country, NAR membership is required to gain ac
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