In an ESPN report on academic scandal at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill involving student athletes, the world got a look at an example of a lackluster final paper submitted by a student who reportedly received an A- as his final grade.
The paper went viral as the Internet reacted to how simple the short essay on Rosa Parks was. But it turns out the paper was actually plagiarized.
A reader sent along a photo of the first page of a children’s book called “Rosa Parks: My Story,” by Parks and Jim Haskins. It’s unmistakably similar.