Former UNC Professor Charged

ESPN, December 2, 2013

A former professor at the center of an academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been charged with a felony, accused of receiving $12,000 in payment for a lecture course in which he held no classes.

A grand jury on Monday indicted Julius Nyang’Oro with a single felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Nyang’Oro was chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. He resigned from that post in 2011 during a campus investigation that found certain classes in the department that instructors did not teach, undocumented grade changes and faked faculty signatures on some grade reports.

The scandal contributed to the departure of football coach Butch Davis and the resignation of a former chancellor, Holden Thorp.

Nyang’Oro, who retired in 2012, could face up to 10 months in prison if convicted. The university said it recouped the $12,000 from his final paycheck.


Orange County District Attorney James Woodall said the professor’s 2011 summer course was supposed to have had regular class meetings. But he said Nyang’oro instead ran an independent study class that required students to write papers but not show up. The school found that the course, a late addition to the schedule, had an enrollment of 18 football players and one former football player.


The NCAA sanctioned the university’s football program in March 2012 with a one-year bowl ban and scholarship reductions for previously discovered improper benefits including cash and travel accommodations. The NCAA reviewed irregularities in the African studies department after an earlier campus probe found 54 problem classes between 2007 and 2011. The collegiate sports oversight body told university officials it had found no new rules violations.


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  • [Guest]

    What?! You mean that an institutions of higher learning cheated on behalf of dark athletes?! No!

    >>>Nyang’Oro was chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

    This person should not be in the country, and that department should not exist.

    • [Guest]

      I looked up Professor Julius Nyang’Oro and found photos of him as well as associated pictures of the scholars on the University of North Carolina football team. Among them, this specimen of higher learning:

      • Spartacus

        And to think – if the media showed better black role models, that guy could’ve been re-writing the theory of gravity now….


        • [Guest]

          The good news is that he’s received a real self-esteem boost since adopting an authentic hair style that reflects his heritage.

        • Boris McGuffin

          I doubt that you needed the sarcasm tag on that one, Spartacus.

      • Why do some feetsball players make gorilla like motions after scoring a touchdown?

        • Strider73

          Because the coaches let them. Back when I was in college (1970s) anyone behaving like that would have been yanked from the game and received a 100-decibel lecture from his coach. Then he would have run the stadium steps at practice the following week until he puked. Walter Payton, Earl Campbell, Lynn Swann and other black players of that era had something today’s lowlifes will never have — class.

        • sbuffalonative

          Because they’re black. They are ungracious winners who love to rub defeat in the face of their humiliated enemies.

        • Non Humans

          Theyre releasing their true inner….self. You said it in the last sentence of your post. Leopards cant change their spots, Gorillas cant control their feral impulses.

      • Alexandra1973

        Kinda looks like Lootie.

      • Brian

        “Never go full Bantu.”

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Minor league football for idiots who can play football. Scholarships for STUDENTS who can play football.

      • Boris McGuffin

        Didn’t I see that guy in the picture carry a pretty blonde girl to the top of the Empire State Building at some point?

    • 48224

      Aren’t all black studies programs a “fraud” ???

  • A Afritard charged with corruption; I am simply shocked. I can’t imagine how this might have happened.

    • Whitetrashgang

      I am more shocked a black athlete would ever study anything beyond a crack pipe for cracks.

      • Boris McGuffin

        Black college athletes study bedding stupid white girls at drunken parties.

    • Joseph

      Whites do this all of the time but are never held to account because of administrative cover-ups or prosecutorial discretion. By firing black professors they can continue to fill the positions with less experienced, untenured faculty so they don’t have to pay blacks as much.

      Or something.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Pay up, Tar Heels!! You sat back and did nothing when they hired this minority quota. How many of you white boys worship the Democratic Party? 90%? Perhaps all of can hold candlelight vigils and protest what a racist bigot I am.
    Give the brutha his job back!!!

    • dukem1

      1000 up-votes.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      This racist was allowed to retire. No doubt he will receive his pension and other bennies in full. I doubt he’ll spend a minute in jail, watch for all charges to be dismissed and this story to be buried.

      • Katherine McChesney

        He’s fighting the charges. He has an attorney and wants to defend himself from the charges.

    • King of My Castle

      Putting on a pair of glasses and wearing a tweed jacket don’t make you a professor.

      • Stan D Mute

        Ah, but in the Afro mind, IT DOES! Just like sticking a piece of plastic in an ATM creates money, being white entitles you to a big new home and shiny new furnishings, and sitting in a corner office makes you a Boss Man.

        Afros have the intellect of a white five year old. So in trying to understand them, you have to imagine yourself a five year old child who believes himself entitled to live as an adult.

  • Sharps Rifle

    Fraudulent prof teaching fraudulent courses in a fraudulent subject…all to make it possible for feetsball players to get fraudulent degrees. Sounds like SOP at most feetsball schools, you know, USC…Miami…Oklahoma…Nebraska…

    • sbuffalonative

      And after their careers are over and they have no education to fall back on, blacks will be screaming that the colleges failed them. Round and round she goes.

      • rowingfool

        And not just “failed them”, but used them as “slaves” according to Jesse Jackson.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      Paid for with YOUR tax dollars, while your children are barred from enrollment due to the color of their skin.

    • Joseph

      What?! Ya mean all of those Oklahoma and Nebraska farm boys?

      • me

        Yup. Asshat.

  • sbuffalonative

    Aren’t we told that blacks do poorly in school because they don’t know their own history? If that’s true, I can only assume this happened because blacks don’t know their own history.

    • Non Humans

      Well they were never smart enough to develop written languages, thus were never smart enough to record their own history. Not that any of it is worth making a record of. On that note, I dont believe that they were ever smart enough to develop a complete spoken language, or to properly utilize the foreign dialects that they have been exposed to. I can imagine that they mangle French, Russian, German, etc just as bad or worse as they do English.
      (Back on Topic) So they do what they are known for, they (try) to steal a superior species history and written language, as well as anything else they feel entitled to, and anyone calling them on their bs is raaaycisss!!

  • Luca

    Phony African American studies?!?!?!?

    By their very nature, aren’t they all?.

    • Spartacus

      Yu iz gelous we’z inventin da pyrameeds an sheeet .

      • Luca

        Yes, the pyramids and peanut butter.

        • MekongDelta69

          Kin ah gets me a pyramid and jelly sammich on dat black bred? Mmm… mmm… mmm… Mahty tastee.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Pyramids, peanut butter and the knock out game. Plus Aids and necklacings And Rap, never forget Rap.

        • Sick of it

          And supposedly traffic lights…

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Wow, I’m amazed they bothered to prosecute this crook at all. Usually this type of thing is just brushed under the rug– which is why he pulled such a brazen stunt to begin with.

  • Truthseeker

    When athletic achievement is a greater source of pride than academic achievement, and you’re dealing with people whose sense of right and wrong is a bit, shall we say, “underdeveloped,” of course this is going to happen.

    • Celebrate Homogeneity

      I place much of the blame on the shoulders of the alumni. All they seem to care about is that the college they attended 15 years ago win “the big game” Friday night. If some student or team of students at the same school develop some new medicine, or some new breakthrough in aerodynamic design… crickets.

  • OhWow

    Then some of these black guys graduate with a degree from UNC Chapel Hill one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the country. My psych professor in undergrad had a BA from UNC, an MA from Duke and a Ph.D from Harvard. Somehow, I don’t think Jamal Jackson from the UNC football team was a similar type of student.

    These schools let blacks in just to play sports. But liberals use these students when IQ deficiencies come up. They will say, “What about the black students at UNC and other great schools?! They will graduate from there with a degree!”. Silly liberals have no idea they aren’t scholars…aren’t they cute? At my private undergrad school which accepts 29% of applicants, I clearly remember 3 black football players from inner city areas in the lounge freshman year. They were always so loud into the wee hours of the morning playing video games while I was sleeping to get up for my 8 AM class. Every day was the same with them. They’d all still be in the lounge in their pajamas playing video games, eating chicken wings they ordered. They left the bones out on the table and the black RA actually had the nerve to blame me and my friends to which I actually said “You are just blaming me because I’m white…your black friends over here did all of this”. She actually apologized once she found out I was right. Anyway, they never went to class. Maybe 1 communications class a week. Their professors berated them and asked why they were no-shows and told them they had a ton of work to catch-up on. They smoked weed in the laundry room, made rap videos, and were all dismissed from the college a few months late. They did not last more than 1 semester. These are the blacks who are being let in to respected schools. So while they get kicked out, I’m finishing my 3 yr MS program, because I actually deserved to get in. That’s the difference between accepting real students who meet the standards and letting blacks in for sports and affirmative action.

    • Ms. Leroy Goldberg

      Sorry you had to put up with this nonsense. I’m a lot older than you, knew how difficult it was to be accepted at college back when they had standards.

    • Sick of it

      That’s it? Those at my college left presents in the showers…

  • Essentially fake program.
    Fraud of a professor.
    Fake students.
    Fake classes.

    • dukem1

      Real life in the United States of America, early 21st century style.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      a.k.a. “keepin’ it real.”

  • rusty_trumbown

    flyin jipshins n sheeit!! gnomesayin??

    • dukem1

      $12K out of his last paycheck!!!

      How much was this dude making?
      UNC! Chapel Hill!
      Dean Smith and all that!

      Forget about how wrong this is on every level!
      It’s creepy scary!

      • jane johnson

        You mean the football part? They put the tar in Tarheel, didn’t they?

  • JohnEngelman

    College athletics invites dishonesty about academic standards. Those with first rate athletic talent are unlikely to have first rate academic talent, and visa versa.

    • Stan D Mute

      From personal experience, I know that at least *some* with “first rate academic talent” alongside “first rate athletic talent” simply want NOTHING to do with the Afros in sport. To me, this seems common-sense, that someone with an IQ of say 115+ would avoid the forced association with others having IQ’s of say -75. Add in the vast cultural and moral chasm between middle to upper-middle class whites versus lower-middle to lower class Afros, and it’s hard to believe ANY academically talented whites would be interested in activity requiring very close and intimate physical contact. It thus seems likely that as coaches recruited Afros for raw speed, more whites would be disinclined to participate which led to the need to recruit more Afros to fill those positions, etc. Much the same dynamic we see in residential real-estate with “white flight.”

      Whites, whether they admit it or not, by and large just want to AVOID Afros.

    • dd121

      I suspect that when John Elway and Andrew Luck went to Stanford they didn’t need to cheat.

  • MekongDelta69

    Julius Nyang’Oro ran a fraudulent ‘black studies’ course for football players.

    As opposed to what? A ‘real‘ black studies course?!?!

    And the difference IS…???

    • Stan D Mute

      A “real” “black studies” program is commonly known by another name: State Prison

  • Strike_Team

    Most black and hispanic “success” in what used to be the United States is fake. Almost all of it lies. Hell, with all the slotting going on, even black athletic ability and success has become exaggerated. You should hear the grumbling from blacks at work when I gleefully point out 17 of 20 champions in professional boxing from 150 lbs to heavyweight are white. Because a certain group that administratively controlled that sport jumped away to try and totally control MMA. They didn’t count on a bunch of hungry Europeans who have endured far less brainwashing to step in and start beating the daylights out of the alien’s favorite pets.

    So much around is fake. Something so artificial cannot last.

    • Stan D Mute

      SOME of their successes are perhaps “engineered,” but looking just at NFL for example, I see whites dominating in areas where greatest strength is needed (offensive line) and greatest brainpower is needed (quarterback) with Afros dominating where raw speed is required (receivers).

      I also suspect there are more than a few white guys who had the potential for college/pro sport and eschewed the “opportunity” because of the “culture” Afros brought to the game.

      • Strike_Team

        There are always areas that slotting can’t completely wipe out for whites.

        Then again, how many times have we seen coaches sunk because they stuck with a black quarterback? And everyone knows the coaches were seeing the same lousy performance problems the rest of us are aware of. But the orders from on high apparently demand working with some of these melanin heavy fellas to the bitter end. Sometimes I’ve been convinced officials made certain calls to help a brutha out, as in help a black quarterback team get a call or a win. I might be reading too much into what I’ve seen, but I doubt it.

  • MBlanc46

    Any indication of who paid the twelve grand?

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    “The university said it recouped the $12,000 from his final paycheck.”

    Geez, how much was this guy making?

    • King of My Castle

      That’s what I was thinking! I’d sure like to get a single paycheck worth more than $12,000.

    • I doubt he was paid monthly, most likely twice a month, so probably around $300K per year. But the final paycheck could have included unused sick time or something like that.

  • NotTooSwift

    Breaking News! It has been reported that “Professor” Nyang’Oro has been assigned to head the University of South Africa’s Sign Language Department. Stay tuned for further developments.

    • me


    • King of My Castle


  • Puggg


    There’s talk that the next football coach that the University of Texas hires will get paid $10 million a year for 10 years, meaning $100 million in the total length of the deal.

    An amateur sports coach, technically.

    Yay BRA.

    • Celebrate Homogeneity

      Yes. All this money and all this bally-hoo over a game for children, and for the alumni to talk about over a few beers. “Their” team is a winner.

  • Jkjljmt_Pqprpstt

    This man facilitates FORCED assimilation… One-half of the combination for White Genocide.

    Anti-whites… you gotta go!


  • me

    Good lord! It’s Urkel, thirty years later….

  • King of My Castle

    “Julius Nyang’Oro”


    • Juan Outtamany

      stop the Dafuq genocide.

  • King of My Castle

    You look sleepy.

  • King of My Castle

    Sounds like the beginning of a joke. 🙂

  • Who Me?

    “Nyang’Oro was chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.”

    ‘Nuff said

  • Paleoconn

    Sports like this in colleges is another racial preference racket. These people would not have made into college were it not for their skill in these ridiculous games. The debate mustn’t be ‘should college players get paid or no’ (they already do in the form of admission that would otherwise be denied AND scholarships). These sports should not even exist in college.

  • Massif1

    African American study you say!? Is that the study of the jungle?

  • [Guest]

    His name is Marvin Austin. Here’s some information about him from the “News & Observer” website:

    His [Julius Nyang’Oro’s] department allowed incoming freshman Marvin Austin, a prized recruit, to take a 400-level class taught by Nyang’oro before Austin had taken introductory classes that included a remedial writing class. Austin received a B plus.

  • [Guest]

    No, this guy’s IQ is actually 6.

    It’s just that he unwittingly put his jersey on upside-down.

  • MarcB1969

    I’d like to see White collar crime statistics among blacks comparing their rates to that of Whites in similar positions.

  • Boris McGuffin

    It was a fraudulent Black Studies program. Those are easy to spot, as they are otherwise known as a Black Studies program.

  • Boris McGuffin

    Is he wearing a prison uniform in that pic?

  • Celebrate Homogeneity

    Real black studies takes place in the chemistry building. It is the observation of the behavior of carbon under various conditions. Carbon is black.

  • me

    Apologies. I was actually thinking of those retro Nebraska farm boys when I read your comment, not the wild and alien Bantus that roam the prairielands of Nebraska…Too much White bashing going on, and I thought this was another insult on White men. Nebraskan Bantus? Bash away!

  • obot

    Methinks Ervin had some magical action in the lockerroom

  • A Freespeechzone

    Hahahaha! Reminds me of our President….a fraud and joke. Affirmative action = lower or NO standards.