The racial bomb-thrower and author of the “1619 Project” series, Nikole Hannah-Jones, has officially been offered a professorship with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), which has sparked off a chaotic mess over if the new position should come sporting tenure or not. The author’s works have been discredited by most historians across the entire political spectrum.
However, the university’s willingness to just hand out such an honored professor chain to a random racialist, who has a reputation for spouting serious inaccuracies all the time, is all the more concerning when you consider the fact that UNC was just recently knocked on the ropes by one of the most notorious academic fraud scandals in recent history. This scandal involved the African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department which gave almost completely illiterate students top tier grades and sported a host of no-show classes.
Back in 2012, an academic audit discovered that from between 2007 and 2009 almost 52 select courses has professors who never, or almost never, showed up to the class itself. The department also gave out grades for the students “independent studies” that were not connected to a class at all. At other times, grades that had been given from actual classes were randomly changed by someone within the department at a later time.
“Lax Departmental administrative oversight and practices” gave investigators issues from being able to completely document the extent of the department’s fraud, stated the report. However, an academic advisor who brought the multitude of issues to light, Mary Willingham, stated, “Some of these college students could read at a second or third-grade level… 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.”
One such student had taken a high-level 400-level AFAM class and had been given a B+, which is odd given how he later had to enroll in “English 100, Basic Writing.”
Another student involved in the scandal wrote a college term paper on Rosa Park, which rolled in at a whopping one paragraph in length, and read in its entirety:
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.
The fraud that they had found seemed to continue on, stretching back for decades. The vast majority of students that were part of the AFAM scandal were student-athletes.
The whole ordeal was so destructive to UNC that back in 2015, its accreditor places the college on academic probation for “non-compliance with the principle of… academic integrity.”