" Her total score, being of lesser value than her peers (who, by the way, were overwhelmingly white), was the basis of her rejection. Not the color of her classmates' skin. The list of stories like these goes on. And naked, public exhibitions of privilege in major media outlets are not going away anytime soon. They are as much a staple of our media culture as any reality television show.
I get the problem that Weiss, Fisher and other upset "victims" of the college admissions process are talking about it is hurtful Puma Creepers Velvet Grey and frustrating to assume your high school experience and personal development will lead to college acceptances when the reality is different. It sucks, as Weiss put it, to be "lied to. " That salient detail notwithstanding, Weiss' and Fisher's belief that their lack of uniqueness or special circumstance are the reasons for their rejection is still off base. The real reason for their rejection is that they did not meet the standards for admission. In the case of Fisher, it was so so academic standing, and in the case of Weiss it was her lack of "killer SAT scores" and "three varsity sports.
for the affirmative action case heard by the Supreme Court recently over Abigail Fisher complaint that affirmative action cost her a spot at the University of Texas. Ms. Fisher's dubious claim of institutional reverse racism collapsed a couple weeks ago, when investigative journalism outfit ProPublica revealed that "race probably had nothing to do with the University of Texas decision to deny admission to Abigail Fisher. "Fisher, in spite of what her lawyers may have argued, did not have the sufficient SAT scores or GPA to gain admission to the University of Texas. Because she did not rank in the top 10 percent of her class, she was competing with students evaluated on "personal achievement" and "grades and test scores.