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Response to Standing to Sue Fisher v. Texas

January 25th, 2013

There is no clear conclusion to the question on wether or not Abigail Fisher would have a stronger case if she would have attended another university due to the varying opinions and perspectives of this. Because Fisher was admitted into a university and able to pursue her undergraduate degree, you could say that because she was able to get into college her stance against Affirmative Action is weakened. On the contrary, Fisher could use this as an example to show that the University of Texas’ admissions program is the problem and not Affirmative Action.
In Fisher’s case, there is no evidence that it was her race that was the deciding factor in her acceptance into the college. There are many other factors that could have played a vital role in her denial from the college. Her essay could not have been up to par or she could have had a lower ACT grade than the other applicants. She does not have concrete evidence to make the statement that race was the factor. With the college not stating the reason for her denial, her stance against may be weaker. Without solid evidence that race was the reason she was rejected Fisher does not hold as strong of a case as she could.