Black Students at University of Texas at Austin Respond to the Affirmative Action Case with #StayMadAbby

CVz2D4cUYAA7aeWThe hashtag #StayMadAbby has exploded on Twitter, with hundreds of tweets by Black students from the University of Texas at Austin posting graduation pictures, in response to comments about African-American students’ supposed inability to graduate from college.

During the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia called the academic abilities of Black students into question.

“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well,” Scalia said, “as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.”

The case revolves around Abigail Fisher, now 25, who alleges that she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin seven years ago because she is white, while less qualified minority applicants were admitted.

Black Students at the University of Texas at Austin responded to the allegations and the conservative justice’s comments by posting pics of themselves in caps and gowns.

Besides pictures, students also responded with memes, statistics and anecdotes.

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