WATCH: Wilmore Brilliantly Rips Anti-Affirmative Action Crusader Abigail Fisher
Abigail Fisher has been whining about not being admitted into University of Texas for almost a decade. As someone who's also a white person who was not admitted into UT for failing to make the top 10% of my high school class (I'm a transfer student and proud of it!), I find her victim complex uniquely annoying. As does Larry Wilmore, who took aim at it Thursday night in a segment where he broke down what was at stake in Fisher v. University of Texas.
"You're not entitled to anything just because you want it," Wilmore said after playing a clip of Fisher complaining that her entire family went to UT. "Oh, you want to be let in because you're a legacy. When it's a family tradition, legacies should be important to colleges but when it's the legacy of slavery and racism, colleges should ignore it."
The most vulgar aspect of this case isn't the whine on Fisher's part (after all, she was hand-picked by anti-affirmative action ideologues), it's the Supreme Court, which is making some bizarrely racist arguments in the case. John Roberts asked, "What unique perspective does a black student bring to a physics class?"
As a huge Neil deGrasse Tyson fan, Wilmore wasn't having it. "I was actually going to have Neil on, but he was too busy unlocking the mysteries of the universe with his black grey matter," Wilmore said.
Watch the clip below: