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Homebuilders: 'Master bedroom' has racial connotations

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 04/18/2013 @ 9:11 pm In Diversions,Front Page,Money | No Comments

(WASHINGTON TIMES) Increasingly more homebuilders in the Washington area are ditching the term “master bedroom” for the more politically correct “owner’s bedroom.”

“I imagine it’s not only a more accurate description but also a more politically correct term of art,” said  Steve Nardella, senior vice president of operations for Bethesda-based Winchester Homes Inc.

The Washington Business Journal reports that the reason homebuilders are scrapping the term is that “master” can have either dominant male or slaveowner connotations.

 


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