- WND - http://www.wnd.com -

Homebuilders: 'Master bedroom' has racial connotations

(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.