This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which debates the constitutionality of race-based college admissions. The case centers around a White woman, Abigail Fisher, who feels she was denied a spot at her chosen school because of affirmative action—nevermind that the lower courts found that her grades and test scores wouldn’t have gotten her in even if she were Black. In the course of the discussion, Justice Antonin Scalia said that Black students are better suited to “less advanced schools.”
And Twitter was not here for any of it. #StayMadAbby popped up and gathered more than 46,000 tweets that clap back at Fisher and Scalia. Here, the most brilliant, hilarious and heartwarming posts of the bunch.
Black folks go to college & it has EVERYTHING to do w/ race. Black folks get shot by the police & NOTHING has to do w/ race. #StayMadAbby— Shakima (@miesh_b) December 10, 2015
The amount of work she put into this lawsuit against UT is the work she could have been doing so she could transfer in. #StayMadAbby— Just Cherie (@treeichu) December 10, 2015
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Abby’s weighted GPA was 3.59. SAT was 1180/1600 (~75th percentile). RT if you had a higher GPA + a higher SAT/ACT score. #StayMadAbby— Brienne of Snarth (@femme_esq) December 10, 2015
What level of white privilege is thinking someone “took your spot” as if you were inherently entitled to it by birth? #StayMadAbby— The Prodigal Son (@DShaw365) December 10, 2015
What’s your favorite #StayMadAbby post? Share the link in the comments.