The Case Of Abigail Fisher V. University Of Texas

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There reason why Clegg is not in the sources below is because, in Liptak's article, Liptak says that Clegg said, “The court’s decision leaves plenty of room for future challenges to racial preference policies at other schools. The struggle goes on.” That is the reason why you don't see his name in the sources. In this case, I believe I write (qtd in Liptak) instead of (qtd in Clegg) since it came from Liptak's article. Fisher v. University of Texas was a case that formed in 2008. Abigail Fisher claimed that she was rejected from The University of Texas because she was white. The case seemed to have caught attention from around the U.S. The case soon made its way to the Supreme Court. Here’s why. Abigail Fisher, whom in 2008 was a high …show more content…

Many people who heard her case didn’t think it was logical since America’s population is dominated by white people. But others thought there could be a reason why she rejected for being white. Edward Blum, a former stockbroker, who was looking for someone at the time to challenge the University of Texas’ use of affirmative action. He got a call from Abigail and immediately went on to help with the case. He thought she had ‘the right temperament for being in the public eye’. With the help of Edward Blum, her case was taken to the nation’s highest court in 2013. In 2003, The University of Texas Austin, said that race would become a factor in admission forms. That same year, The University of Texas had the highest race of diverse student, mostly Black and Hispanic. So the question started to rise, “Was Fisher really rejected because of being …show more content…

In fact, 2008 was one of the most competitive years for colleges ever. Accepting an admission was not easy at that time and only the top 10% of the high school graduates, with high GPA’s and high SAT scores would get accepted. That number dropped to 7%. That shows how hard it really is to get accepted (qtd in Liptak). This shows that she was rejected from UT because of her inadequate grades and not for her race. However, Abigail Fisher wasn’t even in the top 10% of her class. Her GPA was 3.59 and her SAT score was 1180 out of 1600. Nevertheless, the forty-seven, of the student who were admitted to The University of Austin Texas, only five of them were Black or Latino, while forty-two of them were white. Even the ProPublica reported that Abigail Fisher’s grades were just not strong enough. They also reported that most of forty-two of the white students who were admitted had grades lower than her. 168 Latino and Black student applied, all who had better grades than her, yet only five of them were accepted. (qtd in

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