The Importance of Education
To understand systemic racism, one must first be educated enough to tap into a higher level of critical thinking, and undeniably recognize the deprivation that systemic roadblocks have caused African Americans over time, due to the inability to access financial resources and opportunities made readily available to other groups for hundreds of years.
Although conversation is necessary, it can never replace the lack of knowledge and understanding that the true history of Jim Crow Laws, redlining, slavery, segregation, inequality, and financial deprivation has caused an entire group. Incorporate the inability to own property and create generational wealth for over 400 years, and one can see how disproportionate the wealth gap has truly become for millions of African American families for close to 21 generations later. So we will be do our best to find as many resources as possible to help educate our members and corporate partners, as we all work together to change to scope of the real estate industry, and make the future of this industry a more inclusive resource for all Americans.
AIREE's main focus is not to live in the past, but instead to focus on the future. But to accomplish this goal, we must first recognize where we came from in order to understand where we are going, and rid the real estate industry of its "bad habits" and ideologies which are so ingrained in society for far too long. Join AIREE today and let's work together to make a better tomorrow!