In 1968, the group opposed passage of the Fair Housing Act. But two recent events, in particular, underscored the need for the association to take the racial inequity bull by the horns. Among other things, NAR’s Fair Housing Action plan, which was approved a year ago, has created an interactive software program that should help agents identify and confront discriminatory situations. “I don’t need any bureaucrat monitoring my speech,” a California agent complained on the ActiveRain real estate site. According to a 2018 report published by the American Sociological Association, racial composition is “inextricably linked” to housing appraisals.