The College Board has issued a statement on behalf of itself and the Educational Testing Service, apologizing for a T-shirt that was made and sold by high school and college teachers who gathered in June to grade Advancement Placement exams in world history. Those who grade the exams have a tradition of creating a T-shirt, but this year's version offended many Asian Americans who were at the event. The T-shirt plays off of the Chinese Communist revolution in ways that struck critics as offensive. (There was a question about it on the AP exam.)
Hyphen Magazine published images of the T-shirt.
"It is unacceptable that one of the AP Exam Readers created a T-shirt that mocked historical events that were the cause of great pain and suffering, and promulgated racist stereotypes that further marginalize a racial minority," said the College Board statement.
- Essay on value of liberal arts to business students
- The Life and Times of T-Shirts
- The t-shirt many professors would enjoy wearing
- Don't Be Afraid of Committees
- Bergen Community College faculty and president in conflict over many issues
- Let Your Communications Professionals Tell the Truth—It’s their Job
- Ask the Administrator: Gifts from Students
- Quick Takes: Harvard Studies Teaching, More Missing AP Tests, Gubernatorial Favorite Rejects Apollo Founder's Funds, 2 Students Murdered at Shepherd, UMass Trustee Purge, Vaccines at Kent State, Students Are Supersizing, Florida Learns Roman Numerals
Search for Jobs