That Viral UNC Student Athlete’s Final Paper Was Actually Plagiarized

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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.

Read here.

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