Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in college admissions #StayMadAbby
June 23, 2016 at 6:11 am
Currently, state law, Texas residents can gain admission to the university if they are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class. The leftover spots are filled on the basis of several qualifiers, including race
In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy said that Texas's policy complied with previous rulings that race could be used as a factor in the admissions process to increase diversity on college campuses. "The university has thus met its burden of showing that the admissions policy it used was narrowly tailored," wrote Kennedy
Controversy over the case sparked the hashtag #StayMadAbby, a celebration of black excellence.
Wanna Be Us. 🎓😎✊🏾#GRADSZN #TheFourPercent #StayMadAbby pic.twitter.com/vCTLZuJSk0 — Kenthouwow (@Dom_Kennedy) May 20, 2016
After Thursday's ruling Twitter, was too ecstatic that the court ruled as such.
*SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMS*pic.twitter.com/6YWJlBuHN6 — Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) June 23, 2016
#StayMadAbby 😊 pic.twitter.com/RfWDbd6J8W — julia craven (@juliacraven) June 23, 2016
Becky. With. The. Bad. Grades. https://t.co/Clq9p8e6u4 — David D. (@DavidDTSS) June 23, 2016
Hey Abigail!! pic.twitter.com/AKv9p4P1XU — KhaLITsi (@ItzBreeZyBaby) June 23, 2016
RT @nytpolitics: The Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program at University of Texas https://t.co/WPuBXyMERi pic.twitter.com/oRe5oPxNjj — Luke Cripwalker (@sporker_) June 23, 2016
All of that money wasted just so you could hear "you're not that smart" the long way #StayMadAbby #AbigailFisher pic.twitter.com/ReSLnYLFJm — Candis McLean (@Candisrm29) June 23, 2016
Change is hard, so here's my heartfelt advice to those still opposing diversity. #StayMadAbby pic.twitter.com/T7mrUI9dWH — Claudia (@okclaudia) June 23, 2016
Nice try Abby! Better luck next time!
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