In 1979 I received my Alaska real estate license.  I was unaware that only 11 years before  the National Association of Realtors had opposed the passage of the  Federal Fair Housing Act.  And at one time allowed members to be excluded based on race or gender. Thus, the apology from Charlie Oppler, the 2021 incoming president and I quote “What Realtors did…was a betrayal of our commitment to fairness and equality. It was a part of a systemic policy of residential racial segregation led by the federal government and supported by America’s banking system and real estate industry and driven by practices like redlining.”