Supreme Court cases don’t usually lead to very compelling hashtags on Twitter, but today’s U.S. Supreme Court win for affirmative action has sparked a social media victory lap.
And that’s bad news on a couple of fronts for Abigail Noel Fisher, who didn’t get into the University of Texas in 2008 and challenged the school’s affirmative action policy in front of the high court.
She lost the case, of course. And now she’s front and center with the Twitter hastag #BeckyWithTheBadGrades, a riff on a Beyonce lyric.
The “bad grades” stems from a ProPublica analysis in 2013 that shows Fisher “had not actually been denied admission because she is white, but rather because of her inadequate academic achievements.”
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