Mobile Area Association of REALTORS®

Lessons Learned: From Long Island Divided

It is time to have all of the uncomfortable conversations. We need to learn from the past, and all of our mistakes if we plan to heal and not repeat our offenses in the future.

In a 3-year investigation, Newsday found evidence of widespread separate and unequal treatment of minority homebuyers and minority communities on Long Island. To read and watch the full investigation, visit

This didn’t take place 50 years ago, this was premiered just last year! This is why fair housing has become an issue, and a highlight throughout the year. And it’s not just happening on Long Island, it’s happening across the U.S. We need to stand together, learn together, educate each other. REALTORS® create neighborhoods, it’s up to us to make a difference. We influence the quality of life. Let that set for a minute.

REALTORS® influence quality of life. The American Dream is in your hands.

Watch the documentary here. 

Bill Dedman will be speaking to our members via a broadcast on September 28th at 1pm at MAAR. You are not going to want to miss this presentation. Lunch will be provided and did we mention it’s FREE? Email for more information.

Bill Dedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, an investigative reporter for Newsday, and co-author of the biography of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.