I think the reason I’m skeptical is because of my personal experience. I don’t know anyone racist. I’m not a racist. The implication is all white people are racist. I don’t buy it.That's fine. I've only got one leg over the fence on this one, but I'm thinking of scooting over it.
My friend did tell me there was one company that lost it's certification and license, but usually it ends up with only individual appraisers losing their jobs, but not always their certifications.
Many of the instances described involve two appraisals. The ones where the photos and other racially identifying bric-a-brac is removed are demonstrated to be higher. In some cases significantly higher. This does tend to imply a racial component.
As I said, for me, the fact that it does appear to be nationwide puts me closer to calling it systemic.
Obviously there are some racists out there, but I think a lot fewer than some people want to believe. Even the extreme right-wingers on this forum aren’t saying “yeah, good. Price the black man’s house lower!” Is anyone of that opinion?