Here's what really happened in the
. When Fisher
applied in 2008, the university set aside three-fourths of its available slots
to students who graduated in the top 10% of their high school classes. (Today,
it's 8%.) Lone Star
Fisher's academics weren't strong enough to get her into that category; she graduated in the top 12%. And rather than admit that she should have earned better grades, she got angry with the university which doled out other slots under a process that weighed several factors including race and socioeconomic status.....
Curiously, Fisher blamed the university's policy -- rather than her own academic shortcomings -- for not getting into the
. And then, she filed a lawsuit University of Texas
Are we clear on what happened? Not yet? A bit more then:
Average SAT score at UTA is a 1200. Abigail Fisher scored an 1180. The
Gregory Garre, the
“Even if Abigail Fisher had received a perfect Personal Achievement Index score she would not have been admitted … because her Academic Index was simply not high enough. Fisher would not have been admitted, no matter what her race.”
Got that? Her academic merit was not sufficient. Even if you gave her a perfect score on the personal achievement index, she would not have been admitted. But somehow, the black students who were admitted are the only ones she wanted to blame for her academic shortfall. See how that works?