The University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill has been embroiled in a scandal for allowing its athletes to enroll in fake courses for college credit.

Now, an actual sample of has surfaced to go along with the controversy in the form of a 146-word essay on Rosa Parks that received an A-. 

From Slate:

Here’s the text:

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.


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Before unveiling the paper during an interview with ESPN, Mary Willingham spent ten years tutoring and advising UNC’s jocks.

According to the segment, academically troubled athletes were encouraged to sign up for “paper classes.” The classes were no-work independent studies courses that involved a single paper allowing illiterate athletes to boost their GPAs.

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