“The Black employees of the College Board”


In Your Face

Note: Two phone calls were made to College Board. Both times it was related that no one was available to answer any questions regarding the below propaganda on their website.

Imagine if you are the son or daughter, family member of an officer killed in the line of duty.

If your son or daughter submits their SAT scores through the College Board they or you will be greeted with the following message:

We are DIASPORA

We are the Black employees of the College Board. We are hurting both individually and collectively. We have spent this week meeting every day as a community. We have shared our stories with one another: our pain, our rage, and sometimes our hopes.

We are among the leaders of the College Board, and all the other leaders of the College Board have listened while we spoke.

We are not OK. We are in terrible fear for the safety of our own children and the students we serve. We know how quickly Black children go from being cute to being targets. The recent killings of Black Americans in the street and in their homes by the police and others have haunted all of us with the worst memories from our own lives. Our country needs to do so much better. Covid-19 has already taken a disproportionate number of our elders and some of our younger brothers and sisters. Black students everywhere will navigate a harsher future stained by violence and loss. How many more promising futures will be lost in the days, months, and years to come? We have assembled to grieve, and we will now assemble to act.

Our organization’s purpose is for all students to own their future. And if Black students’ futures do not matter, our purpose is broken.

We, and all the leaders of the College Board who are not Black, join today in our commitment. We condemn the killings of Black people that have made the news and witness the daily cruelties that often go unseen. We see that the year to come offers perils for all students navigating to college but most of all for students of color. As a first step, the College Board will make donations of $25,000 to The Jackie Robinson Foundation to propel Black students to college and $25,000 to Color Of Change to lift the voices of people of color; additionally we will match all employee donations to these causes.

We will do more, but today we share our tears, rage, and resolve.


Lorraine Hastings, Jati Baeza, Donovan Hylton, Queenstar Akrong, Kemba Dunham, Monique Watson, and Rhonda Clark

In full support and solidarity, David Coleman and the Executive Leadership Team

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About The College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

High school students submit SAT scores through college board to prospective colleges.

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