Our students and teachers, our school communities, and our staff are hurting from the tragic losses of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, just as we honor the memory of countless victims of racist violence before them. For far too long, systematic oppression has targeted and disproportionately harmed African-Americans in this country, and it remains a shameful aspect of American life. We assert in no uncertain terms that USATestprep is committed to ensuring racial equity and fighting racial discrimination.
We all have an obligation to fight racism and the divisive rhetoric, leadership, and policies that enable racism to persist. The recent events across America underscore the necessity of addressing these issues head-on, with tangible, lasting solutions.
We fully support Black Lives Matter. We are proud to be a donor to The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation; specifically - Black Youth Vote Campaign. The National Coalition was founded on May 6, 1976. For nearly 40 years, The National Coalition has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of underserved and other marginalized communities through civic engagement including: Non-Partisan Voter Empowerment, Organizing and Training, Young Adult Civic Leadership Development, Promoting Women’s Health, Wellness and Girls Issues, and Grassroots organizing and issue education.
In addition, we are giving our staff the flexibility to participate in social justice efforts on company time. Finally, we are committed to diversity as a core value, and we will continue working within our company family to improve awareness, dialogue, and mutual understanding so that our small organization can help lead the way. We were all working to overcome the COVID crisis; now, we must overcome COVID even as we fully commit to fighting racism.
Our company’s business is serving children and teachers. But racial discrimination and inequality threaten our entire democracy and all our communities. We hope you will act now and join us in building a better future for all our children, and for all of us.