UNC Football Player’s Shocking Term Paper Is Released by Whistleblower Who Alleges Widespread Academic Fraud

James Nye, Daily Mail (London), March 28, 2014

An awful 146-word term paper littered with grammatical errors that is barely even readable has become a potent visual symbol of the University of North Carolina’s fake classes scandal.

The one-paragraph essay on civil rights icon Rosa Parks earned an A- and was exposed by former UNC professor Mary Willingham, who spent 10 years teaching UNC’s athletes before she turned whistleblower on alleged classroom corruption.

The shocking essay came to light during an ESPN documentary timed to coincide with the March Madness basketball competition. It contains allegations that UNC athletes in danger of failing were encouraged to sign up for fake tutor groups designed to let students pass.

The so-called ‘paper classes’ were essentially no-show study groups that allowed semi-literate and in some cases, illiterate athletes to pass, thereby boosting their Grade Point Average to meet the NCAA’s eligibility requirements.

The anonymous essay, titled, ‘Rosa Parks: My Story’ attempts to recount the important moment on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, when Parks refused to give her seat up for a white man.

However, it fails to even place the event in the past or give any gravitas to the momentous moment in American history.

‘Some of these college students could read at a second or third grade level,’ Willingham, a UNC academic adviser since 2003 told ESPN.

‘Students were taking classes that really didn’t exist. They were called independent studies at that time and they just had to write a paper . . . There was no attendance.’

During the course of her ESPN interview, Williams confirmed the existence of ‘easy paper classes’ and alleged that students were guided to these classes by their academic advisors.

‘Their job isn’t necessarily to make Deunta Williams a better person, a smarter person,’ Williams told ESPN.

‘Their job is to make sure I’m eligible to play.’

Deunta Williams, played football at UNC from 2007 to 2010 and has admitted to the scam, now says he is ashamed to have been involved with it.

Willingham’s whistleblowing began in 2011 after she became appalled that UNC, rather than educating its athletes was keeping them from needing to study at all.

She began to release information to journalists about basketball and football stars who read at a grade school level.

She confessed herself to steering many young men into lecture classes that simply did not exist.

And most galling for her, given UNC’s proud history pushing for desegregation, that the courses were in African-American history.

Willingham began to feed information about alleged academic fraud to the News & Observer in Raleigh.

UNC is heavily invested in the $16 billion business that is college sports but Willingham’s revelations threaten that.

‘I was part of something that I came to be ashamed of,’ said Willingham to Bloomberg News in February.

‘We weren’t serving the kids. We weren’t educating them properly. We were pushing them toward graduation, and that’s not the same as giving them an education.’

When she publicly came forward, UNC stripped of her supervisory title and denied the allegations of widespread academic fraud.

UNC officials noted in a statement released after the ESPN report aired that little new information was revealed and noted that the university has used the episode as a chance to improve.

‘We have instituted numerous reforms, including new governance and accountability standards in our Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes,’ Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs Joel Curran said in the statement.

In January senior UNC officials publicly condemned her for suggesting that football and basketball stars couldn’t read well enough to get through college classes honestly.

The fake classes were investigated in 2012 and Department head Julius Nyang’oro was listed as the instructor for the classes, although he calender revealed him to be abroad during some of these.

He has been charged with a felony for defrauding the university, and is currently fighting the charge in court.

Indeed, North Carolina has been in an academic crisis mode for more than three years.

An NCAA investigation into the football program in 2010 expanded into a probe of how the nation’s first public university provides academic help to athletes. It led to a discovery of fraud in a department with classes featuring significant athlete enrollments.

Now, the debate of balancing academics and big-time sports at the university has been reignited by comments from a reading specialist about the reading levels of football and basketball players.

‘It really has just been like we’ve been under siege for the past three years,’ said Lissa Lamkin Broome, a banking law professor and UNC’s faculty athletic representative in January.

‘Now to the extent that we’ve uncovered problems during this siege, that’s a good thing—to find those problems and weed them out and to try to put processes in place to hopefully ensure . . . that some of this stuff doesn’t happen again.’

In a CNN story that aired in January, Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players at UNC from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels and roughly 10 percent below a third-grade level.

She said she worked with one men’s basketball player early in her 10-year tenure who couldn’t read or write.

‘I don’t believe it’s true,’ UNC coach Roy Williams said in January.

‘It’s totally unfair. I’m really proud of the kids we’ve brought in here. . . . We haven’t brought anybody in like that. We’ve had one senior since I’ve been here that did not graduate.

‘Anybody can make any statement they want to make but that is not fair. The University of North Carolina doesn’t do that. The University of North Carolina doesn’t stand for that.’

Willingham has said in interviews that she has received death threats and hate mail.
UNC police spokesman Randy Young said investigators have contacted her and ‘are responding appropriately.’

Broome said Willingham had shared her findings previously but hasn’t provided data that led to her conclusions.

‘If Mary’s data uncovers issues that would be helpful to us in our admissions process or in our academic support process, then I want to know about those so we can benefit from whatever work she has done . . . in moving forward and doing things better,’ Broome said.

Admissions director Stephen Farmer, a review group member, said his office won’t hesitate to tell coaches no if a recruit can’t handle coursework.

‘We do not rubber-stamp anyone for admission,’ Farmer said.

‘We evaluate students for admission and we decide whether the students are capable of succeeding academically at UNC. That’s about as plain as I can make it.’

The topic of balancing academics and athletics isn’t unique to UNC, such as the AP reporting in 2011 that 39 schools had at least 50 percent of football players clustering in one, two or three majors.

But the scope of problems here has often left officials sifting through what happened as much as looking ahead.

In December, a grand jury indicted Nyang’oro for receiving $12,000 to teach one of the no-show classes in summer 2011, a lecture course that was instead treated as an independent study requiring a paper. The enrollment was 18 football players and one ex-player.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Only to ESPN and all colleges, would this be a “shocking essay.”

    The rest of us have long ago known that D’Qantavious is illiterate, ungrammatical, innumerate, and basically… dumb as a box of rocks.

    • OhWow

      The same ESPN that has 3 black male anchors and 1 white woman supermodel anchor. It’s always black men and white women. You will never see 3 white men and 1 black woman even though that’s MUCH more normal according to population representation.

      • r j p

        TV news in Chicago:

        One White female
        one black
        one hispanic
        one deceptively looking asian.

        Only White males left are generally 60 year old investigative reporters.

        I can’t get a job, but they have negro females doing the news who are too stupid to pronounce “Net-à-Porter” correctly (it’s a website that sells baggage). It’s a play on prêt-à-porter which means ready-to-wear.

        There is one thing I can’t stand in life and that is just absolute ignorance. I will teach you anything I know. But for God’s sake know how to do the job for which you were hired or know when to ask for help.

        • I once worked with subcontinental Indian “engineers” who could not have invented their way out of a paper bag with a chainsaw and a flamethrower. I was expected to do their work for them.

          I will not help anyone in a work environment again: not for any reason, ever.

          • MikeofAges

            Another issue is that foreign tech workers are sent here en masse by labor agencies. Semi-trained, even untrained, people are included in these groups of workers, often enough, relatives of competent workers in the group who then do their work for them. Some survive this process to learn their works. Other do not, but go home with a boodle of cash, or figure out a way to stay here and go into other occupations or businesses.

            Just saying that this is bad does not scratch the surface of the abuse this represents. The key point, really, is that American workers have no opportunity to participate in any similar process. Americans cannot get hired in the tech industry with the dubious and fabricated credentials some of the foreign workers get by with. Nor do American have the opportunity to get hired as stealth trainees who are part of a group whose members are not monitored for their individual productivity.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Sounds like my job working for a black corporation in Nashville. They had masters and doctorate degrees from Tennessee State University but destroyed the company within a year. All the work was done by me and another White woman.

          • Just say “No.”

            I may be in a unique position, however, as I paid off my house at the age of 38. That said, I would rather go back to federal prison than be expected to do some Fourth-World idiot’s work so he can play “dress-up” as an engineer in my country. I’ve done both and prison, even in solitary was better.

      • John R

        Good point. On my local news they just have black men, who talk White, black women, who always look White, and White women who all have to be blond “supermodel” types as you said. Nice to see someone else has noticed that as well.

    • r j p

      If I turned this paper in to my 4th grade teacher I would have gotten a C.

    • negrolocaust

      at least ten whites were beaten by mobs of blacks a few days ago in kentucky the police and government are covering it up the blks were also looting shops and destroying cars. here are some excerpts: Conrad acknowledged the department later learned two assaults had been reported around 7 p.m., 20 minutes before the attack on the 13-year-old girl. Jean Henry said that 10 boys said nothing as they attacked her 61-year-old husband, with chronic leg pain and a history of heart problems. She and her two young grandchildren watched as they pummeled him, and a crowd gathered around to gawk, doing nothing to come to his aid. When they were finished, some girls in the group mocked her granddaughter for crying, she said. Two officers arrived, but did not take a report. She drove her husband to the hospital and filed a report Sunday morning. Another person assaulted around the same time filed a report Monday. Conrad said it is department policy to take reports on all assaults, even if a suspect is unknown. He promised a full accounting of police responses Saturday night. He suspects other victims of violence who have yet to come forward. Henry hopes other victims of the violence will talk publicly about what they endured.She said that she’s been upset by the city’s response: The mayor and chief have emphasized how safe it remains downtown while her husband is recovering from contusions to his ribs, head and jaw. She’s taking her granddaughters to a therapist. One keeps talking about how they’re going to hurt her grandpa again.

    • Paleoconn

      I think it’s Nicholas Stix who calls pro sports the opiate of America. I will add college sports and specify White America. It’s all a racket, tax-payer funded stadiums and universities that perpetrate frauds like this.

  • D.B. Cooper

    My mom told us decades ago that the high school coaches at her school would be blatant about making sure the athletes pass, and would even come into the classroom. It’s an old trick, becoming even more common as diversity increases.
    Remember that old Bobby Benson movie?

    • Laura Dilworth

      Why doesn’t football just have a minor league, like baseball?

      • They do, it’s called college football.

        • Laura Dilworth

          but why do they need to go through college? you need braun to play, right?

          • r j p

            College is where they get the steroids so they can bulk up.
            They are all doing them. When I was in high school I lived across the street from an NAIA school. There were baseball and soccer players that would pick up 6 packs for me at the store where I worked. When I would stop by their dorms, which were suite style (two rooms connected by a common bathroom), I would occasionally see football players stabbing each other in the ass with a syringe.
            This was at an NAIA school in the late 80s.
            No chance of a bowl game, no chance of a TV game.

          • Laura Dilworth

            don’t they get tested, busted?

          • r j p

            NAIA school in the late 80s? LOL.

          • Laura Dilworth

            oh

          • bilderbuster

            There’s more money involved in gambling on college sports.

          • Laura Dilworth

            ha!

          • Yes you do. And there’s a reason why the NFL has the three years removed rule, i.e. you must be at least three years removed from your high school graduating class in order to play in the league. It’s because even the best football player coming out of high school would get mauled if he went straight to the NFL. One year out and two year out, not much better. The league rightly figures you should have three years of body development after high school before you can run with the big boys.

          • r j p

            I did not know there was such a rule. And I assume “three years of body development” means steroids.

          • Laura Dilworth

            thx

  • Lewis33

    I’ve said it since these rumors first started…here come the lawsuits for depriving these boys of educations.

    • dcc2379

      That’s right, it is whitey’s fault!

    • Your use of the term “boys” is a microaggression. They prefer to be called “super-duper-megaheroes” these days.

      • PvtCharlieSlate

        When I was in college I, like every other guy of the same approximate age, carried a draft card in my wallet.
        When the 2S student deferment ended I was reclassified 1A and eventually I got up every morning and decided to wear my green suit that day. However, it seemed as though all of the college athletes and football heroes I knew had been reclassified something less than 1A due to things like bad knees and allergies and asthma.

    • Laura Dilworth

      but if they play, they sue because of the concussions. Then, now they’re considered employees

  • Instapundit had a post about this yesterday. To show you that perhaps the worm is turning in lamestream conservative city, the comment I left on that thread is still at this moment the most liked among the 41 submitted thus far:

    ***

    The initial scandal of the black studies professor and the black UNC “student”-athletes didn’t get much pushback from the left.

    But when Mary Willingham told the world that black “student”-athletes are epidemically stupid and would otherwise be unqualified to look at a college much less be admitted to one except for the fact that they can play ball, she got actual death threats and accused of “hate speech.”

    So, exposing the perfidy of one professor in one department isn’t too bad. But telling the truth about a certain group of people as a whole is grounds for character assassination and death.

    This article is useful in one way — Voltaire was once rumored to say that you can tell
    who rules you for who you’re not allowed to criticize. Likewise, as this controversy has proven, you can tell which group of people suffers which particular problems for which group of people want talk of those problems shut down and censored. A UNC tutor blows the whistle about dumb athletes, and like they have springs in their butts or ants in their pants, every black race lobby on and off campus starts jumping up and down in a panic. Even if you were too dense to infer “black” from “dumb athlete,” the fact that black groups and spokesmouths started complaining about it should spell it out for you.

    ***

    • r j p

      At least it could be said these affleets could be providing a service to a sKoo.
      You want to see complete wastes of classroom space, visit the Harold Washington branch of the City Colleges of Chicago.

  • Ed

    What’s sad once these tolerant progressive colleges are done with these IQ deficient Black athletes they return home to nothing. There was a HS classmate of mine who got a basketball scholarship to Cincinnati after he finished he ended up as a janitor at our high school.

    I guess it’s better than prison.

    • Nixonfan

      They should do a longitudinal study of black college athletes and compare their success with white non-athletes. The NCAA is all about racial exploitation.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      But, those black athletes who take enough bogus courses can still graduate, even if they read at a third grade level. And, guess what, with that degree they can get plush government jobs and coast along quite comfortably with promotions galore. I was a teacher for about eight years, and I had to help the black teacher (who had a master’s degree in history from a university in Georgia) any time he needed to write a paragraph. He couldn’t write a sentence, and I’m not sure he could read one either, yet he was eligible for promotions that white teachers could not get. Now, imagine this guy working in the fire department instead of in a school. He would be promoted ahead of qualified white fire fighters. I wonder how long we are going to put up with the double standards.

      • r j p

        They day is coming but it is going to take 30-40 years.

        • texasoysterman

          Don’t waste your time applying for a gubmint job. In your case, the ‘Peter Principle’ wouldn’t apply. In today’s BRA, you would only rise to the level of your whiteness, aka the ‘Honky Principle’.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Big “Duh” here! As if “African-American studies” isn’t an easy enough course, already. Hard not to laugh at how the university denied doing anything wrong but promised to institute “reforms.”Did anybody really think that college sports were not already a scam?

  • Rhialto

    Wouldn’t it be great if this was the most despicable action of America’s schools. Colleges have been allowing athletes to pose as students for many decades. The only novelty here is the extra effort required to allow Blacks to pose as students.

    If you are a regular AmRen accessor , you know that much much worse actions are carried out by the managers of America’s schools.

  • Luca

    It’s all part of the grammar school to NFL/NBA pipeline.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine”
    – REM

    • But the times they might be a’changin’.

      Did you see the news out of Chicago and Northwestern University this week?

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        Only that Northwestern football players can now unionize. Don’t see tie in.

        • If things play out the way they might, many schools will have to drop the “money making” sports programs, football and men’s basketball, if not the whole kit’n’kaboodle.

      • r j p

        They are not being paid …..

        Expense Amount
        Tuition $45,120
        Fees (Health $200, ASG $162, Athletic $45) $407
        Room and Board $13,862*
        Books and Supplies $1,878
        Personal Expenses $1,926
        Loan Fee $35
        Transportation Varies
        Cost of Attendance $63,228

        Where does the tattoo money come from? Pizza money? Free healthcare.

        My old friend Bubba (RIP) told me a story about how UPitt recruiters were in a bar he was running gambling on who had the most money to buy recruits.

        $63,228 …. “We not bein paid”.

        • MikeofAges

          Don’t forget the money they make walking professor’s dogs. Some years ago, I lived down the street from a house occupied by several members of highly ranked Div I women’s basketball team. Nice people, I will say, but I doubt they paid for the cars they were driving out of that “dog walking” money.

    • r j p

      Everyone reading this thread needs to read Tom Wolfe’s “I am Charlotte Simmons”. It’s rumored to be about Duke. In it he refers to White basketball players as GPAs – Grade Point Averages. The White players who sat on the bench made it look like it was a “student athlete program” who graduated students. The novel is kind of a sad story but Wolfe did a lot of research prior to writing.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    It’s difficult for many white people to admit racial truths until those racial truths have a direct and deleterious effect on them. I often encounter UNC grads and, henceforth, whenever the topic of their alma mater arises I’m going to tell them that I can’t take their degree or intelligence seriously because I’ve seen how incredibly easy it is to get A grades at UNC. While these UNC grads will be bitter at me, they will also be bitter at UNC’s African studies department and UNC’s black players because they will know that it’s those parties who tarnished UNC’s reputation and, as a result, their degree.

  • Lee_CPA

    The only solution is to require athletes to apply and get accepted to the school in the same manner as every other student who walks through the door. I.e., put the “student” back into student-athlete. Even so, I’m sure unethical coaches would find a way to bypass the rules, but it would be a good first step.
    .
    Every school with a major basketball or football program has these issues. Some worse, a lot worse, than others.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      They should have all prospective students write IQ tests in order to get accepted and set the cut-off at 110, that way we could get rid of the diversity that’s currently destroying the American system of higher education. Of course, diversity and its liberal apologists would just scream “Racist!” at anyone who suggested this because IQ tests are all about ensuring fairness and justice, which are like kryptonite to diversity.

      • Assume median 85 sd 12, and only 1.9% of blacks have an IQ 110+.

        • r j p

          As I have always said, there is not the talented 10%, just a talented 1%.

      • Nixonfan

        I would just use the GED. It’s 100% objective.

    • MikeofAges

      Back in the days of the old SAT (pre-1995) the Ivy’s, service academies and other selective institutions required a minimum of 550 on each section of the SAT for undergraduate admissions. For disadvantaged minorities and athletes this was lowered to 525 on each section. Frankly, no great shakes either way.

      I wasn’t born yesterday. Maybe you have to lower the test scores a little for minority applicants and recruited athletes generally, but the key term is a “little”. A composite of 1050 on the old SAT normed to an IQ of 111, 1100 not much higher. Less selective institutions had yet lower standards.

      A 900 composite score on the old SAT, equating to an IQ of 96, was considered rock bottom for a functional college student. But that would have to be someone with a good work ethic and some preparation, who also made good decisions about what program to pursue.

      Non-selective colleges usually wanted a 950 composite. Tim Tebow, whose apparent intellectual profile equated to a 950 composite on the old SAT, finished a degree at the University of Florida. His major was Family, Youth and Community Sciences, actually a type of social services degree.

      • r j p

        Destined pear, apple, and cabbage pickers should not be given Kollege degrees.

        • MikeofAges

          I made note of Tim Tebow because he stands close to the absolute bottom for a credible college student. He made through with a good work ethic, a strong sense of responsibility, I assume good preparation, and good decision making about what to study. His degree actually constitutes a background for public benefits administration and educational outreach for recipients, according to the U Florida website.

          I’ll give that there are some people who from lack of preparation and due to sociocultural deprivation might have their test scores depressed. The black colleges like to make note of their success stories, people who come in with 700 composites on their SAT, and eventually move up and graduate with credible degrees, sometimes in STEM subjects. But almost all the time, that is not what happens. Whether the person is black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native or that apocryphal breed, “purple, with green stripes”, usually 700 on the SAT or an IQ of 75 means exactly that, 700 on the SAT or an IQ of 75.

          Nevertheless, I think there is a social benefit to letting people who not are poorly prepared, but manifestly either marginal or outright inadequate try college. That they get this opportunity means that they do not have to go through their lives imagining they had been deprived of something by their economic station or their race, color or ethnicity.

          • Approximately half of the people who start college flunk out. They’re not being deprived, but for one reason or another, they do not graduate.

          • MikeofAges

            Better though that people get a chance to be there even if their failure is inevitable, in my estimation. As I noted, by letting them be there, we avoid having a coterie of people who live their lives on the cusp of an imaginary social resentment. Other people do not graduate college on account of decisions they have made. They may leave school or fail to attend school because of marriage. They may decide to go to work for a term and just never return. They may choose to follow another star and when that doesn’t work out, never return. They may fail due to lack of application or the inability to focus on the requirements of the courses they are enrolled in. They may join the military, but don’t go back to school after their term of service ends. Some have problems with the law.

            Speaking of problems with the law, I once called the campus community “the safest of all environments in which to undertake the traditional experiments of post adolescence”. Actually, that might be lipstick on a pig. Eventually, I realized that what I was really saying was that college campuses, even at the “best” schools, are an extremely criminal environment, and that the criminality is not limited whatsoever to minority students either. But that does make the college community a convenient place to put criminally inclined athletes, rather than putting them in a minor league, where the plague they represent would be visited on the general community. With your experience, you might have something to say about this idea.

  • dd121

    Sorry folks, this isn’t new news.

    • But the release of that stirring dissertation is new news.

      • dd121

        I read the Rosa Parks paper and would question that it was written by this “student athlete”. As bad as the paper is, most black athletes can’t communicate that well.

        • JohnEngelman

          I doubt many of them can type.

  • baldowl

    I don’t even think that was written by the negro in question. I think it was composed by some idiot white kid. The mistakes aren’t plentiful or egregious enough to have been produced by a dumb black mind.

    • My thoughts exactly.

    • JohnEngelman

      The essay was probably edited by a tutor hired by the athletic department. In addition to editing it, the tutor probably suggested the topic. The sentences without misspelled words and grammar errors may have been plagiarized.

      • May have been plagiarized?

        • JohnEngelman

          One or two sentences lacked errors of grammar and spelling.

  • Who Me?

    The only “news” here is that someone–Mary Willingham–actually stepped up and said right OUT LOUD what everybody has known for DECADES. It also is not news that she has been fired and ostracized for saying it.

  • JohnEngelman

    A boy with outstanding talent in football or basketball will have everything else taken care of for him as long as he wins games. When he is no longer able to do this he often finds that he is not good at anything else.

    College football and basket ball are endeavors that invite dishonestly. College students, alumni, and even locals who never attended the college are fiercely loyal to the teams. They do not want to be told that many of the athletes are not authentic college students.

    • This is why I think Julius Nyang’oro was set up as the fall guy. Not that he did anything right, but if they’re going to throw him under the bus, then just about all of academia should be thrown under the bus by the same standard. IOW, UNC got mad at him for faking up courses and grades when UNC let in the two digit IQ black “afaweets” to begin with.

  • Man of the West

    The problem began (in part) when the NFL and the NBA were allowed to use the colleges as their farm system. These guys are professionals in all but name and, in the majority of cases, have no more business being in college than my Golden Retriever. The colleges make tons of money off this corruption and will do nothing to correct it and reduce their profits. One of the coaches said that he had only one Senior who didn’t graduate. Maybe. How many of those were ethnic studies or communications Majors? Joke majors for joke students and the devolution continues. I worked in higher education for years, if parents knew what was going on they would send their kids to trade school – a better idea for a lot of reasons.

    • Ed

      True but the NFL could start a farm system with little upfront cost. The colleges want the money and they have no problem with the current system. I think at some point the colleges will have to team up with the pro leagues and develop a hybrid system. A certain number of positions on college teams could be reserved for paid non-students. That way slots open up at top schools for real students.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    When she publicly came forward, UNC stripped of her supervisory title and denied the allegations of widespread academic fraud…Willingham has said in interviews that she has received death threats and hate mail…UNC police spokesman Randy Young said investigators have contacted her and ‘are responding appropriately.’

    Guess they didn’t learn anything from the Jan Kemp case way back in the 80s. Kemp was head of the remedial English program at the U. of Georgia who complained when university officials intervened to enable nine football players to pass a remedial English course in which they had received failing grades.

    Jan Kemp was fired after which she filed suit against the university.

    The jury found that Dr. Kemp had been dismissed illegally and awarded her more than $2.5 million (later reduced to $1.08 million) for lost wages, mental anguish and punitive damages. She was later reinstated.

    • Dr. Kemp should have kept the money and stayed home. Nobody gave me a million dollars, but I sure never want to go back to work.

  • Tarczan

    Ok, it was a little short for a term paper, but the guy had to get to practice. I didn’t see any really bad syntax in it, and it generally describes the heroic struggle Rosa Parks had to endure. Instead of being ultra critical of a black man who was really trying hard, I would have thought my brothers and sisters here on AmRen would show some support for a darkie who can at least write a halfway cogent piece, albeit at an eighth grade level.

    • ViktorNN

      I know you’re joking around, but I seriously doubt he wrote that.

    • MBlanc46

      Okay, fair enough. But I’d say fourth grade, not eighth.

  • bilderbuster

    Another example of Black Privilege & racism against Whites here.
    Blacks being admitted to universities across the nation & getting degrees from these universities while White children of the same intellect aren’t allowed to advance beyond the third grade.

    • MBlanc46

      I believe that very few of them actually get degrees.

      • bilderbuster

        I read that in the NFL among Black players it’s somewhere around 75 percent don’t graduate so it’s probably about the same with most Black college players too.
        What kind of job can they they get with a degree in African Studies anyways?
        I take that back.
        What kind of non government job can they get?

        • “What kind of non government job can they get?”

          Diversity Coordinator.

          • bilderbuster

            Yes, that & Human Resources.
            I forgot how many places the Fortune 500 has to hide all their Affirmative Action hires.
            I should have added the word productive to my question.

  • Nixonfan

    There is nothing worse than the NCAA.

  • Romulus

    If you’d like more Obama’s running your country into the ground, by all means ,keep trying to educate them.
    They are right where they should be after just reading the last thread. Labor, sports and banging drums (music)
    As far as parks goes,…. Who gives a care! She isn’t my heroine. Who in the heck would she be. What? So I can celebrate the elevation of one people over my own?

    I can’t wait for the worldwide reset that the elites seem hellbent on preventing.

  • Nixonfan

    They deserve either pay or an education. Real colleges don’t have big programs.

  • Nixonfan

    I agree completely. You should not be able to go to college until you pass the GED. Using illiterates as college athletes is despicable and unsportsmanlike. We are the only country in the world that does this.

    • Sick of it

      The GED is too easy. Getting a mere 18 on the ACT is too easy. We need real standards again.

  • Sue

    I’m wondering what would be left of a white woman going on a bus with all black men.

    Think she’d get a seat?

    • r j p

      She’d get pawed and hit on.

      • Dale McNamee

        And worse…

      • Sue

        Let’s leave it at hit or beaten.

  • dcc2379

    The essay is probably a great accomplishment for the young man. Since most college football players have low IQs and reading and math abilities around 3-5th grade, what does one expect. Even the blacks that graduate must take part in a fraud, because the average black graduate does math at 5th grade and reads at 8th grade. To keep up duhversity, everything has to be dumbed down. The unfortunate side effect is that many whites also are lazy and taking these dumb classes. Common Core and other methods will close the achievement gap by making everyone achieve less. If anyone sees students write today, one will see the word I is not capitalized, a student’s own name isn’t, and most students, especially blacks, are interested in weed and girls over learning. The white goons babysitting at these urban high schools build success by passing anything.

    • JohnEngelman

      i thin u r 2 racis

  • dcc2379

    Even sadder, unless there is a Rosa Parks malt liquor brand, he probably never heard of her (it’s like Tequila Rose, brother?) and bought the paper off of a black English measure. Hope you enjoy my word confusion!

  • OhWow

    Why, oh why do blacks get stereotyped as only being in good schools due to athletics or affirmative action? That is totally racis….oh wait…maybe it’s true.

    Psh, it’s not true! Where is your evidenc…oh…crap.

    Checkmate liberals.

  • A Freespeechzone

    This behavior further dilutes the credibility of a college degree from many colleges—no doubt this is widespread.

    Liberal values = cheating and overlooking FAILURE—and REWARDING FAILURE.

    In the ‘real’ world, failure is failure…..no excuses and NO Apologies.

    • Dale McNamee

      And the same happens with high school diplomas… When I graduated high school in 1971, my education left me with several options…Go to college, join the military and go to college after my enlistment was up ( remember this is 1971, long before the option of attending college while serving was developed), go to a vo-tech school ,technical college, or trade school, or start off “sweeping floors” by working for an employer…
      Now, a high-school diploma is utterly worthless…

  • IstvanIN

    They let illiterates in simply to play sports. They are not student-athletes, they are entertainers. It is time colleges went back into the education game.

  • I wrote lots of history term papers as a university undergrad. I always did them the same way:

    I would decide what I wanted to say, and then make an outline of that. I would turn the outline headers into potential paragraphs. I also always grouped paragraphs together in clusters of threes.

    • MBlanc46

      Your profs must have loved you.

      • They said I wrote really well. I love writing just for the sake of writing. I am currently working on a long snailmail letter for a friend who went back to federal prison. He probably really did it, which makes me sorrier. Robert Ocampo gets out in 2036. He played an amazing game of chess and planned out business start-ups. I figured he wanted to go legit.

        I write to him once in a while, but ephemerals go so quickly, and I lose track of which year it was.

        • MBlanc46

          We generally enjoy your posts. Since you seem to have some time, perhaps you should start a novel. Or a memoir.

          • My current major writing project is a training manual. I wasn’t really a sniper, and I wasn’t really a demolitions guy. I was something else, an opportunistic scout. I liked to bury an unexploded aircraft bomb with an anti-tank mine above it and an antipersonnel mine above that. When we could get det cord, I used lots and lots of that and more mines to waste the rest of a Chetnik platoon. Their own training manuals showed the spacing, so it was easy to do the set.

            Sometimes I buried scrap metal in random places to confuse anyone looking for mines.

          • MBlanc46

            That is way out of my area of expertise. Looking back, I sometimes regret that I didn’t get more physical training, but I’m falling apart too quickly for it to be doing me any good now, even if I had. I’ll have to stick to philosophy and history, and leave the demolition to you.

          • It is never too late to start.

          • MBlanc46

            Maybe after I get the knee replacements.

          • PvtCharlieSlate

            Sounds a lot like what I did as a Chemical Staff Specialist in the 1st Cav in Vietnam. I got to be very handy with C4, detcord, blasting caps, willie pete, claymores and I could mix really good napalm – there’s nothing worse than lumps in your napalm. We built flame mines for perimeter defense when there was a new firebase. We also did napalm bomb runs using a CH-47 with nine 55-gallon drums slung in a net. Three corners of the net were were on the cargo hook; the other was hooked to the winch cable. The crew chief had to look through the floor hatch and decide when to open the hook. Once the drums were away we threw a trip flare after them and then hauled in the net as fast as we could while the $hithook got away as fast as it could.

  • negrolocaust

    from yesterday’s attacks at temple university

    regarding the mob attacks on three white female TU students. addresses of the black

    “females” who attacked them:

    Where they reside, however, is clear:

    Bilaal lives in a rowhouse on Ithan Street near Walnut in West Philadelphia. Her brother – whose identity the Daily News
    is withholding because he is a minor – answered the door and referred
    comment to their mother, Chinara. She didn’t return a call for comment
    last night.

    Gainey lives a few miles away, at the Liberty Tower
    apartments on 63rd Street near Lebanon Avenue in Overbrook. No one
    answered the door there yesterday.

    Nor did anyone answer the door at the Rock Hill Court apartments, on Rock Street near Righter in Wissahickon, where Estes lives.’

    • negrolocaust

      the last, estes, smashed the white girls teeth out with a brick.

  • Who Me?

    Most White third-graders would be ashamed of that “essay” done by a so-called “kollege stoodint”.

  • fuzzypook

    When I was at a one of our major state universities here in Kentucky, I knew of some football players cheating on an exam in a class about Kentucky Geography! Pitiful!

    • dd121

      Do they have an honor code, as did most reputable schools 50 years ago?

  • dd121

    The whole universe is going to change in college sports if it becomes unionized. It’s been common for knowledge for years that college football is little more than a semi-pro farm system for the NFL. Now the reckoning.

    • MBlanc46

      The NLRB has just ruled that the scholarship athletes can form a union. If that stands up in the courts, everything will change.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    I’ve read more comprehensive things written by children. I wonder how many times some hapless TA had to proofread and re-write this “essay” before it was sent to the “professor”. What a joke. It would be funny except, the joke is on us.

  • ViktorNN

    If there wasn’t such a lucrative market for various forms of college N-ball then these retarded black boys wouldn’t even be in our colleges and universities taking phony classes to begin with.

    It’s past time to break the N-ball habit. I’m fond of the school I went to just like anyone else, but that school had no big time sports teams and you know what? I don’t missing watching “my team” on Saturday a single bit. Why would you identify with these non-white teams in the first place?

    • MBlanc46

      I went to a small liberal arts school where the sports teams played other small liberal arts schools. The athletes had to go to class like everyone else. The school where I did my graduate work had a football class, for which all undergrad males (sorry, ladies) were eligible, and as I recall, actually got an opportunity to play. Student athletics should be for students.

      • My sport was fencing.

        • MBlanc46

          My first wife was (or had been as an undergrad) a fencer. It’s a very demanding activity so far as I could tell. I imagine it’s good training for many sorts of combat. I’d likely have been run through immediately.

  • Alec Smart

    This is why I like baseball. White males still dominate, and they get almost zero academic scholarships – especially now thanks to title 9 which requires equal money to female athletes.

    Despite all the barriers, and the fashion of importing south American players, white males still dominate the league.

    And white teams tend to dominate the nonwhite heavy teams as well.

  • Ed

    It’s an open secret on most top college campuses that African-American Studies is a way to keep Black students from flunking out all together. Many Black students arrive on campus thinking they are going to be doctors, lawyers etc but after the first semester many quickly change majors to easier subjects such as AA studies. I guess with the Black athletes they don’t even bother with the pretense that they are there to receive a quality education.

    • r j p

      Georgia Tech has a “housing” major. It prepares student affleets for the illustrious career of apartment rental agent. They don’t list it as an available major on their website, but TV games reported footsball players as having that major.

      • William_JD

        Yeah, but they still have to pass calculus to get a degree, right?

  • MBlanc46

    The NLRB has just ruled, in a case brought by a Northwestern U football player, that college scholarship athletes are employees of the institution and have the status to form a union. NU is appealing the ruling, and, whatever happens will take quite a while to play out, but we might have just taken the first step toward getting ghetto afletes onto professional farm teams, where they belong, and out of institutions of higher education.

  • r j p

    Bobby Bowdin negroed NCAA footsball at WVU in the 70s.
    I personally do not believe out of state students should be given scholarships to state supported schools.

    • MBlanc46

      Absolutely. All scholarships should go to state residents.

      • Dale McNamee

        Also, in state scholarships and tuition should not go to illegal aliens either…

        • MBlanc46

          That question should never even arise. They should be deported immediately upon their discovery.

          • Dale McNamee

            I agree… But, I live in the “sanctuary” state og Maryland…Where we love “dreamers” ( children of illegals who are born in the US, a.k.a. “anchor babies” )… Baltimore is a sanctuary city along with the drug-addled town of Takoma Park…
            I also think that “out of state tuition” should be done away with totally… There’s absolutely no reason why a legally born student from states other than Maryland should pay more, especially when the illegals get lower “in state” tuition…

          • MBlanc46

            Illinois is pretty much the same. Mexicans and multiculturalists everywhere. Indians and Pakis taking over much of the IT work. The city of Chicago and the state are so insolvent that it’s hard to see any outcome except seeking bankruptcy protection from the courts.

          • Dale McNamee

            True,very true ! Maryland’s AAA rating is being watched by Moody’s and there have been warnings…

  • MikeofAges

    The benefits that come to universities from big time sports go beyond sports. Consider that the University of Maryland and Rutgers University both joined the Big Ten. Apart from the question of what part of the Great Lakes region and Upper Midwest the states of Maryland and New Jersey might be in, these institutions derive benefits almost beyond measure from this association. Maryland gains parity with such stalwarts of research and graduate education as Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Rutgers gains the same and gets out from under the shadow of the Ivy League with a powerful new identity.

    Big time athletics put an institution on the map. Athletics brings back the alums, who, when they get nostalgic for their college days and full of rum and after they get plied by attractive coeds, get all rheumy eyed and open up the checkbooks and sign the pledges. Their contributions pay for things beyond the athletic budget and the needs of the athletic department.

  • dd121

    I’m sure somebody’s in charge of making sure they keep their eligibility.

  • MikeofAges

    Bachelor level graduates are not the most important thing to most universities. It’s about research contracts and grants, and graduate education. The publicity the athletic programs generate reinforces the stature of the major institutions as research universities. Most of them could close or greatly limit their undergraduate program, and they wouldn’t notice the difference. Undergraduate alumni are small change in the university economy. Most of them couldn’t hold the jock of the people who are teaching them and doing the research work. Even at the Ivy League, most of the undergraduates get there and realize with weeks that they never will be the great scientists and scholars they had hoped to become. Largely, they soon realize that they are not talented enough, and even if they are, they do not have the capacity to work hard enough anyway.

    Speaking of sports, here’s a little aside. The NFL scrutinizes its potential players far more deeply than any university looks into its undergraduate admittees. And still, the NFL is wrong about half the time. What does that tell you about undergraduate college?

  • r j p

    I wrote papers for people in college. Smart lazy White people.
    I was not inexpensive.
    I had one rule – I would not write a paper for a student at the school I attended.
    I remember when I signed up to be a tutor. I was assigned a laid off “mill hunkie” who was on the Job Training Partnership Act. Showed up at his house one day and he was completely wasted at 11 AM and literally expected me to write a 10 page paper on Rasputin for him for minimum wage. I declined.
    Next week was spring break. He went on a cruise, fell overboard.

  • That paper was a thought provoking work of literature compared to some black writings I’ve read.

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    Oh, OK … the end justifies the means.

  • newscomments70

    If whites start boycotting black sports, the teams won’t be an asset anymore. The sports programs can go back to the real students.

  • shmo123

    A “term paper”? I’ve written footnotes that were longer. But it’s no surprise really. I’ve read some horrible things in my career in academia, the vast majority written by white kids who simply couldn’t write at all. Papers that were riddled with poor grammar, spelling and syntax but not nearly on the level of this 146 word “term” paper. That’s something that should embarrass everyone involved at UNC, but it won’t. Too much money involved to upset the apple cart. Never had much experience with black students though. I did have one in a history seminar and she was caught turning in a plagiarized paper–didn’t attempt to re-write it, she just printed it off the website and handed it in. The instructor started to read it, didn’t believe it was hers, and googled a paragraph. It brought up the entire paper. He later told me she got an immediate “F” and was reported which may have gotten her thrown out of school, but I never found out what happened to her.

    • dcc2379

      She probably shouldn’t have been given an A for the trouble of an ancestor some where, some how that lacked white privilege.

  • Dale McNamee

    The “student-atheletes” poor performance began way back in Pre-K &Kindergarten (if available), Head Start, and 1st.grade. Then it was encouraged through 8th. grade, high-school, and college… Even back in high school the “atheletes” were given easy courses…
    This is NOT a result of “not enough money”, rather I think that too much money is given… ( Here in Maryland, education spending takes up about 60% of the State budget)…
    And now comes ” Common Core”…
    The NFL should have a farm system to take these atheletes directly from high school and develop them…The same goes for the NBA… MLB has a farm system to develop their players…
    I would like to hope that colleges would return to the intellectual rigor they once had, but with what’s coming out of high schools today and college policies… I have no hope…

  • Fathercoughlin

    Wasnt this Obama’s final exam??

    • He never wrote anything while he was on the Harvard Law Review. He also never says anything in public without a teleprompter. My suspicion is that President Oogabooga is a tard.

  • Carney3

    Just require all colleges to hold athletes to the same standards of admission and retention as other students, as the Ivy Leagues and service academies do. Big-time college football and basketball will collapse as the low-IQ athletic talent flunks out and is not replaced by new admissions.

    But as many booster scandals show, it’s impossible to keep big talent and big money away from each other. That inevitably means that raw 18 year old talent will be put into minor league teams that are more exciting and eventually more popular than the colleges they would otherwise have gone to.

    Hopefully it will all be organized like the British soccer pyramid, where a league’s top few teams get promoted to the next higher league for next season while the bottom few teams get “relegated” to the next lowest team (that latter means that late-season games of losing teams will still be honest and exciting, since they will be desperately trying to avoid relegation rather than throwing games to get a higher draft pick).

    But however it’s organized it will be better than the status quo where low-IQ blacks are exploited by putting their health and even lives at risk playing for nothing, just the mere possibility dangled taunting out of reach for most, of a multi million payday in the pros. In the middle to upper layers of the pyramid at least, these young men will be able to earn blue collar or even affluent salaries right away. And maybe having real-world salaries would be better for their long term future than zillions they’d fritter away and use as enablers for wild behavior.

    • William_JD

      Ivy League schools do not “hold athletes to the same standards of admission and retention as other students” — not even close.

  • dcc2379

    Yet, others disagree. Black superiority in football? Scientific evidence that is irrefutable? Please.

  • How does one paragraph get to be a term-paper in college? I am currently writing a piece about the US navy fleet air-defense problem in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and it is turning into a book. I started with the near-sinking of USS Savannah by an FX-1400 off Italy in 1943, and the project has developed a life of its own. I can’t promise I will stop with the abandoned “Typhon” project, though I will stop with Aegis.

    Another book project is about cartridge case forming.

    I’ve been told I should write a cookbook as well. There is never enough time.

    • texasoysterman

      Cartridge case forming? Kind of a niche market, but I’m sure book sales are not your priority.

      • I want it to be definitive for military cartridges, and I have already written the case-forming sections for most military rounds in Wikipedia. I am including heavy machinegun and cannon rounds up to 20mm caliber. Some are easy. The 13.2mm French Hotchkiss case is a straightforward re-sizing of .50″ Browning. Some are not easy, like .55″ Boys, which has a belted cartridge case. My point in including the larger cartridge cases is because non-sporting (i.e. military) ammunition larger than .50″ (12.7mm) can not legally be imported into the United States, which leaves guys with WW-2 era anti-tank rifles and the like out of luck.

        I got into case-forming because my first centerfire rifle was a Argentine Mauser model 1891 in 7.65mm X 53 caliber. The Swedish Norma company made ammo and empty cases, but these were expensive. Resizing and trimming .30-06 brass worked perfectly, however, and I could buy thousand-round lots of empties at scrap prices. For 6.5mm X 50SR Arisaka, I used .220″ Swift cases. First I resized them to move the shoulders back. Then I loaded them with primers and 6 grains of AA #5 pistol powder. The rest of each case got filled with 1/4 sheet of toilet tissue and then compressed flour, with a drop of white glue on the end to hold the flour in place. Firing these in one of my Arisakas blew the case necks out from .22″ to 6.5mm as neat as you please. All I had to do after that was trim the necks, and I had a milling attachment and case-holder that fit my drill press for that. I made 8mm X 56R Hungarian Mannlicher M1931 cases out of 7.62mm X 54R Russian by blowing the necks out as well. The case necks came out a bit short this way, but still usable. Bullets were a major problem, because that round uses .329″ bullets instead of the more normal .323″. A .323″ produces miserable accuracy. I ordered a custom bullet-sizing die from Lee Precision Inc. and used it to swage .338″ bullets down to size.

        I can’t have firearms or ammunition anymore, but I can write about it! I regard writing as cheap entertainment; it is mainly for my own benefit. If it stops being fun someday, I’ll find something else to do.

        • IKE

          Hey Michael . . .
          I never reformed anything outside of resizing
          existing cases and mainly just neck resized
          as all my ammo reloading was for my own guns.
          Case forming was sized by shooting . . . I think
          that’s the procedure . .and then trimming during the
          reloading process loop… Anyway, I just wanted to say
          when I did alot of range shooting to test the loads I made
          up, I had an opportunity to get acquainted with a group of WW2
          veterans and all those guys reformed cases to shoot the exotic calibers
          they were into . . .however, my work took me away from the range and I
          didn’t get to stick around long enough to pick up on any of that . . . .but it sounds like fun . .

    • SFLBIB

      I spent 13 years doing at-sea systems test engineering on the Aegis. You could write a book about that system alone.

      • I think they made a critical mistake with the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in not giving them the double sets of Aegis control consoles installed in the Ticonderoga-class cruisers.

        • SFLBIB

          Looks like you need to go to work for NAVSEA.

          I’ve been on the cruisers but not a destroyer. I can only guess that space was a main consideration for the consoles. There was also a big push to reduce crew size in the late ’90s. If you had more consoles, you’d have to add crew members.

          • More digital electronics would reduce the number of needed crew stations. The down-side is that one would still want crew available for damage control. The Russians tried automated damage control in their submarines and this rarely worked very well.

          • SFLBIB

            But your proposal was to increase the number of crew stations.