According to the latest U.S. Census numbers, the population of Texas is 42% white, 39.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.7% black or African American, 5% Asian, and 2% two or more races. That means groups considered “minority” populations now combine to total nearly 4.6 million more Texans than the white population of the state.
That’s something that Texas brokers should pay attention to, says Socar Chatmon-Thomas, broker/owner of Elegant Estates by Auction in Austin and an At Home with Diversity (AHWD) instructor. “The world is not all white, and the world is not all black,” she says. “As a nation, a state, and an industry, it’s time we realize that the world is more brown than anything else. But real estate isn’t—if it were, we wouldn’t be having these conversations.”
Read more about how Texas brokers are embracing diversity in their brokerages in Creating A Diverse, Inclusive Brokerage in Texas REALTOR® magazine.