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Abigail Fisher : Victim of Racially Motivated Enrollment Policy at University of Texas

Abigail Fisher, denied access to University of Texas based on race, will have case heard at U.S. Supreme Court.

Abigail Fisher, a White student in Texas, was not accepted at the University of Texas because she’s White. Although her scores and class rank were higher than many non-Whites who were accepted, she didn’t share the same “advantage” as those who scored less and were accepted. She’s not Black or Hispanic.

When most people think of “fairness,” we think of a level playing field, where one person has no advantage over another. In a sprint race, it means everyone starts on the same line. In America, we’re all born with the same rights and the ability to create any future we want for ourselves and our children.

But, in the world of liberals, fairness means something different. In their minds, in order to be fair, one may actually need an advantage. They say it’s to compensate for being raised in a low income household, or they may live in a certain zip code which qualifies them for even more benefits.

(I was asked to share my thoughts on the subject in an interview. This video was created to inform the public about the case. My short statement is at time marker 1:13)

We’ve been bombarded by liberals for decades, whose purpose has been to create their version of a level playing field. In the beginning, fairness was masked in the form of affirmative action, where employers were mandated to hire certain percentages of Whites, Blacks and “others” in order to comply with federal regulations.

Before long, companies quit hiring the best, and started hiring applicants based on race, in order to meet the quotas.

When I was young I thought, “I don’t want to work in a factory, doing the same thing over and over,” like many in my family did. If I wanted to achieve more, I had to earn it, and if I was to ever earn it, I had to compete for it. I never expected to “win” because of my race, but unfortunately, many people today expect it.

In Austin, Texas at the University of Texas, it doesn’t matters how well you do in high school. According to the University’s enrollment policy, racial profiling exists, and has been in effect for many years, as an effort to “diversify” the campus.

Next week, Abigail Fisher’s case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, where she will have the opportunity to present the evidence of discrimination against her. Already creating much media buzz, this case could change the way all colleges accept students in the future.

It may actually create a “fair” scenario, where educational aptitude trumps racial identity. In my opinion, it is wrong to deny access based on race, as is the case with Abigail Fisher.  When will we ever be able to free ourselves from the shackles of racism? How will we ever be able to advance, if we’re always placating liberals instead of holding students to a higher standard?

Race should never play a role in whether a student is granted access to Universities. By having enrollment policies that use race as a qualifier, universities are lowering their standards and lowering the bar for all who follow.

Comments (4)

  1. Deana

    Ever hear of slavery? Redlining? Segregation? Here in America!

  2. affirmative action exists because it was legal to be openly racist before. it could probably be based on more than race though. for example, i would agree with getting the AA bump if 1)neither parent went to college whether you are white or black. poor whites are as disadvantages as poor blacks i would guess. similarly, it wouldn’t make sense to give the bump to a rich black kid whose parents were nobel peace prize winners.

    • DukeMachado DukeMachado

      Those are comments made by reasonable people who actually thing through the real-life scenarios. Thanks for the comment. If the President of the United States can be a Black man, then there are no boundaries. Create a “true” level playing field, where self-responsibility and decisions determine their future. How many stories have we heard of disadvantaged minorities who overcame obstacles to get their education? Justice Felipe Reyna, of Lorena,TX is one of them. We need to remove the crutches and allow people to stand on their own.

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