I don't want to come for Abby... but I might... but don't take it all personally, and emotional like I'm bullying shorty. Let's just say, I have an fiery, and almost unpleasant attitude when writing about a person like Ms. Fisher.
Now, this is a story all about how Abby Fishers life got flipped upside down, now I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, and tell you a little story about affirmation action, and Abigail.
*cues hard 90s beat*
Fisher applied for the university through a program that would've automatically admitted the top ten percent academically ranked students. When she was denied because she wasn't in the top ten, her application was placed in the general admissions pool. College's admissions process usually factors in various components of students' application when considering them admittance. Personal statement, test scores, and extracurricular activities as well as race are some of the components that gets reviewed.
Fishers' case was dismissed back then, but lately she's resurfaced, and still sangin' that tired ass reason she-didn't-get-picked-for-admission-was-because-of-students-who-were-Black-and-"less-qualified"-compared-to-her-White-and-academically-reasonable-grades.
First things first, GET OVER YOURSELF. Get off your high horse, and accept that you didn't get accepted, and you're still more than capable to move on, and get an education.
I had my heart set on three schools when I was applying for college as a high school senior, Howard, Spelman, and Hampton University were thee only schools I was trying to hear back from; Howard was the only school who accepted me.
I could've (would've & should've) written to Spelman, and Hampton's admissions office, asking to be reconsidered, or why I was admitted, and rose hell. BUT instead, I was just grateful I got accepted into college(S), or even considered by prestigious Black institutions such as those. Not never did I blame, or look outside of myself for reasons why I didn't get in. It is what it is. Some people get in, some people don't. It's life.
Second thing, Abby, you sound like a white privilege monger who is just taking their white fragile ass, and whining because they ain't get it their way.
"Look at me, they didn't pick me because they have to follow rules that puts Blacks ahead of me.. I worked hard to get in here, and they still get in, and NOT me": is basically what Ms. Fisher had to have whiningly explain to her mom that night she got the letter, and I can't imagine that her parents weren't nodding profusely to these ideas.
Because for years, Whites have benefited from institutions with admission requirements. Blacks, Latinos, Asians, even Europeans didn't have equal status to White Americans for a loooong while so the adequate schooling, extracurricular requirements necessary to 'wow' admission boards weren't readily available to a variety of non-White minority groups for years until affirmative action. For Abby Fisher to not have gotten that seat, whereas minority students did would've been largely unheard of in 1940s, or 1950s.
Also Fisher isn't even considering the students that she is accusing of taking her spot as academically more well-rounded than she, and that is is the most entitling thing EVER. I don't care how bad she wanted to continue her family legacy of attending the school, you don't go shitting on the students who ACTUALLY got accepted, and recognized as more fitting and competitive to get in.
For Fisher, and people who cry "reverse racism" to make these arguments is a hard slap in the face for people who are prospering and excelling, and who want to see everyone else prosper, excel not just White folks.
Abby Fisher pulling the race card is so irrelevant, because reverse racism doesn't exist for a group of people who for CENTURIES has had power and privilege (and if you don't believe white people have power and privilege, open up a U.S. history textbook, and get back to me). I promise you, Ms. Fisher, UT would've accepted you if they REALLY wanted to over a Black student anyday. Systemic racism afforded you that privilege. But unfortunately, you didn't get accepted, and you have to manage.
What's even more bothersome is that Abby Fisher STILL hasn't let this go, and one of the Supreme Court justices might be siding with her.