Arlington, VA (April 20, 2021) – With news of the guilty verdict against the police officer charged in the George Floyd case, we recognize the pain and grief that members across the National Association for College Admission Counseling, like Americans everywhere, have experienced during the trial. The verdict offers a measure of justice for George Floyd and his loved ones. At the same time, the incidents of police violence against Black people that happened during the trial itself have been tragic reminders that the great challenges of addressing systemic racism in our society remain.
NACAC’s core values of fairness, equity, social responsibility, and trust guide us in our pursuit of justice in all its forms, including social justice and equity in education. We are committed to doing everything we can to confront and dismantle racism and discrimination in our society, as they are an affront to the values at the core of our democracy. In the words of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 23,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
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