June 24, 2016
In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld race as a criteria for admission at the University of Texas (New York Times). Upon learning about the lawsuit, Black Twitter launched the viral #StayMadAbby campaign in order to highlight the absurdity around this case (Blavity).
“Abigail Fisher, a white woman, sued the university, saying she did not get accepted into the school because she was white. After a U.S. District Court upheld the university’s admissions policy, Fisher appealed and the case went to the Supreme Court.”
After the supreme court decision was announced, the hashtag #BeckyWithTheBadGrades got popular by further criticizing Abigail’s desire to battle Affirmative Action.
It looks like Abby didn’t do her homework, because if she did, she might have discovered that white women are the largest beneficiaries of Affirmative Action (Huffington Post). Either way, we’re happy to see the Supreme Court highlighting the power of diversity in higher education.