North Carolina’s academic scandal is both sad and hilarious, a microcosm of the NCAA and the faux student-athlete. A whistleblower recently released this paper from an African-American studies class at UNC. It received an A-. Prepare yourself for utter hilarity.
Whistleblower says UNC put athletes in classes that never met and required only one final paper. This one got an A-. pic.twitter.com/HShyr6ivGm
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) March 26, 2014
Transcript (146 words):
On the evening of December Rosa Parks decided that she was going to sit in the white people section on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time blacks had to give up there seats to whites when more whites got on the bus. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Her and the bus driver began to talk and the conversation went like this. “Let me have those front seats” said the driver. She didn’t get up and told the driver that she was tired of giving her seat to white people. “I’m going to have you arrested,” said the driver. “You may do that,” Rosa Parks responded. Two white policemen came in and Rosa Parks asked them “why do you all push us around?” The police officer replied and said “I don’t know, but the law is the law and you’re under arrest.
According to an investigation by HBO’s Real Sports, student-athletes were “guided” into African-American studies in order to stay eligible.
We may never know how serious, how widespread the UNC scandal goes. This paper might just be a small turd in a much larger shit salad.
(via Bryan Graham)