Local Fox Anchors Bash Black Student for Being Accepted into 20 Colleges
Local Fox anchors received backlash after calling 17-year old Michael Brown’s decision to apply to 20 universities and receiving full-ride scholarships from all of them “obnoxious.”
Brown was admitted to all of the top US universities including Stanford, Yale, and Harvard and got full-rides to all of them. The Houston native also received $260,000 in additional scholarship offers.
Here’s a new one: Local Fox anchors criticized this Black teen for working TOO hard pic.twitter.com/kka8fvgJrj
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 7, 2018
The video surfaced on Twitter of the anchors criticizing Brown for applying to 20 colleges saying that he took away a spot from another student and basically waitlisted other students. They also said that it was “ridiculous” for Brown to apply to that many schools.
Once the video started to become viral, these Fox anchors received a lot of backlash from Twitter users. Check out the reactions below:
White people: GO TO COLLEGE, PULL YOURSELF UP BY YOUR BOOT STRAPS AND WORK HARD
Black Kid: ok!
White people: pic.twitter.com/Ks14mFo6WN
— kashmir. (@kashmirVIII) April 8, 2018
White women criticize exceptional young man black who, because he is so smart and knows the odds he’s up against in white America, casts the wide net his hard work deserves. https://t.co/7DZ2F5XiVf
— Alexis Coe (@AlexisCoe) April 7, 2018
This doesn’t “take a space or a scholarship” away from ANYONE.
Yale isn’t going to suddenly enroll only 1,499 freshmen or only give $4,950,000 in financial aid if this kid goes to Stanford instead.
This is straight up, poorly coded, bigotry. https://t.co/ySdmNbml1x
— Aditya Sood (@adityasood) April 9, 2018
Michael Brown, I wish you would’ve applied to 30 schools. Keep shining- you’re an inspiration to black and brown kids all over. Perhaps you could call it a representation of the fact so many of us have to work twice as hard to get half of what others get… https://t.co/VOU3AjijcW
— Don Champion (@DonChampionTV) April 9, 2018
For those who don’t know or don’t believe this concept, the anchors are displaying a good example of a microaggression. Trust me on it, as someone who was told on a number of occasions in my youth that I was “the smartest Black person” met by friends, faculty, etc. #Sigh1 https://t.co/OV6Hsi6Z4H
— Dr. Zil Roars (@Dr_Zil_White) April 9, 2018
Congratulations to Michael Brown on this remarkable accomplishment and good luck on your future endeavors.