As social unrest swept across our country in 2020, SCR began asking tough questions of our members. The answers were difficult but provided a glimpse into the discrimination some of our members and their clients experience on a daily basis.  Through this introspection, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council was created.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (Council) exists to create and sustain an inclusive culture at the South Carolina Association of REALTORS® (SCR) that embraces diversity at all levels of our organization as well as throughout our membership. This ensures that SCR is able to promote and champion equity for all home and property owners in the state of South Carolina.


To truly be a member-driven organization where the voices at the table are representative of the entire state of South Carolina. By taking action within the real estate industry, we believe we can affect lasting change within the communities in which we live.

DEI Book Club

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council created the DEI Book Club to encourage insightful dialogue between our Realtor® members throughout the state. Our mission is to be a truly member-driven organization where we embrace diversity and provide open forums to discuss matters of historical and cultural importance.

The DEI Book Club will meet via Zoom three times throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a book club member and receiving email notifications, click here to join.

The Color of Law

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided solely through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law makes clear that it was the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review).

The Book of Pride

The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or friends, frequently under the threat of violence and persecution.

What If I Say the Wrong Thing?

In this compelling new tip book you'll find innovative and surprising ways to keep your personal diversity journey moving and the diversity commitment of your organization. Written to make this information bite-size and accessible, you'll find quick answers to typical What should I do? questions, like: What if I say the wrong thing, what should I do?

Leadership Academy Diversity Scholarship

Applications for the Class of 2025 will be open in Summer 2024

The Diversity Leadership Academy scholarship exists to create and sustain an inclusive culture at South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) that embraces diversity in leadership positions. Up to five (5) Realtors will be selected to have their full tuition covered. Currently the tuition is $1500 per student. To be eligible, you must be a primary member of SCR (in good standing), must complete leadership academy application, must answer two essay questions and must provide a letter of recommendation.

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Latest Resources

View the latest resources from SCR to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Fair Housing


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NAR Resources

Learn more about NAR Diversity Resources including the At Home With Diversity designation & Fairhaven.