Black College Graduates Respond To Justice Scalia With #StayMadAbby
Leave it to Black Twitter to chin-check all foolery and foolishness.
Thursday (December 10) black college graduates took to Twitter to post photos of themselves clad in their graduation cap and gowns as they virtually hair-flipped Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s troubling comments about the pace at which black students learn.
“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,” Scalia.
During oral arguments in the vehement Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case, the suit, which was filed by a former prospective student Abigail Fisher claims she was denied entrance into the University of Texas because she’s white, and that other, lesser qualified students were admitted due to race.
The response to Fisher’s allegations: #StayMadAbby. Twitter overflowed with stats from both white and black graduates who disagree with and debunked Fisher’s claims.
Check out some of the best #StayMadAbby tweets.