“forces of institutional racism”
- The National Association of Basketball Coaches called for the elimination of standardized testing requirements for student athletes.
- They argue that discarding the SAT and ACT will counter inequality in education.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NACB) called for an end to the use of the SAT and ACT in determining a student athlete’s eligibility to play university sports.
The announcement came from the NACB’s Committee on Racial Reconciliation, described by the NACB as a group created in June to consider issues of racism and injustice in college athletics. The committee, co-chaired by Harvard coach Tommy Amaker and South Carolina coach Frank Martin, released a statement detailing the rationale for ending the standardized testing requirements for college athletes.
“The NABC Committee on Racial Reconciliation believes that the SAT and ACT are longstanding forces of institutional racism and no longer have a place in intercollegiate athletics or higher education at large,” Amaker and Martin said. “This is an important step towards combating educational inequality in our country.”