#StayMadAbby: Students Take it To Social Media
When will people learn that Black Twitter’s clap back game is strong? That’s a lesson Abigail Fisher apparently is still grasping.
The white women sued the University of Texas Austin back in 2008 after being “unfairly” denied college admission, and her case made it the Supreme Court this week.
While she didn’t take the stand, Justice Antonin Scalia did.
During the oral argument, he challenged the school’s affirmative action policy. He suggested that African-Americans should instead apply to “slower-track” institutions as to make room for all those eligible regardless of race.
Welp, folks across the Interwebs had something to say about that twisted implication and created the brilliant hashtag #StayMadAbby, which was named especially after Fisher.
Relish in the brilliant Black magic below.
— Django Paris (@django_paris) December 11, 2015
I have a Bachelors degree from Harvard, a Masters Degree from Columbia, and will eventually have a PhD from Columbia. My siblings have/will have degrees from Villanova and NYU in Engineering and Economics. Between the 3 of us, we’ll have 5 degrees by May. But please, do tell me how we would’ve been better off at “slower-track schools” because we’re Black… I’ll wait #tbt #staymadabby #byescalia #meanwhile #wellcontinuebeinggreat
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Not only did I earn a full scholarship to run track at THE University of Texas at Austin, I was admitted to the University (having graduated in top 10% of my high school class) as an out of state student on my own academic merit, not having to depend on my athletic abilities for admittance. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued that large universities are often “Too Fast” for black students and that we’d do better in “Slower-Track” schools. I find a great deal of irony in his statements both literally and figuratively. See one doesn’t simply become an NCAA National Track and Field Champion by being “Slow on the Track” but more importantly to graduate with a degree in Economics while doing so says to me that I’m just fine with the TRACK I’m on (pun intended) @blackgirlsgraduate #StayMadAbby #BlackGirlsOnTheFASTTRACK #TexasForever #blacktexasex #UniversityOfTexas
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