Graduating from high school with honors and getting accepted into a good university is the American dream for most teenagers who successfully finish their K-12 education.
Mari Filer (pictured), an Alabama teen who just graduated from a Tuscaloosa high school is living that dream. Filer’s hard work earned her some acceptance letters from 39 colleges and $2.8 million in scholarship awards. She also graduated at the top of her class with a 4.59 grade point average.
After achieving her amazing accomplishment, Filer took to Twitter to announce the great news. She received over 83,000 likes on Twitter and was largely congratulated for her well-earned academic success. However, not everyone on social media gave her their good graces.
In fact, Filer received a deplorable amount of hateful comments from sexists and trolls who berated her. One Twitter user even accused her of lying about her commendable accomplishment.
“A man said what…what was she doing out of the kitchen?” Filer told Wish TV when describing a sexist Twitter user’s comment. “[And] that’s a lie, she’s doing this to boost her ego, she’s trying to make herself look better by doing this and that, you can’t even get above a 4.0 GPA,” she continued.
Filer obviously isn’t worried about the hateful venom coming from people on Twitter who are obviously too disgusted with their own lives to see happiness unfold in someone else’s life. While attending high school, she accumulated 24 college credits before she stepped foot on the campus of any university.
She’s ultimately decided to attend Florida A&M Univeristy when she begins her college career next fall. Filer has also received a full-ride scholarship to got to school at Florida A&M. This incident of hate on social media exposes the widespread amount of sexism that still exists in our society.
However, young Ms. Filer’s resolve shows what a young black woman can achieve regardless of the societal adversities that exist for her gender and race.
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