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Phony Classes Scandal Worsens at UNC’s Afro-American Studies Dept.

Earlier this year, The College Fix reported on the appalling lack of academic standards that had been revealed within the University of North Carolina’s African and Afro-American Studies department. There was a rampant use of so-called “no-show” classes, where professors weren’t even showing up for classes, and were simply giving students phony grades. There was almost no accountability, despite widespread neglect and corruption. No one, it seems, wanted to question what was going on within the department.

This week, Inside Higher Ed, is reporting that the academic corruption was not limited to student-athletes, as some observers first suspected. Furthermore, the corruption at UNC’s Afro-American Studies dept is more widespread, and has been going on for much longer than first reported:

Athletics-related motivations are not to blame for the breakdowns within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies, in which hundreds of students — half of whom were athletes — received credit for no-show classes and benefited from unauthorized grade changes.

That was what one might call the positive takeaway from the latest investigation into the scandal, this one comprising two new reviews by former North Carolina Gov. James Martin and the management consulting firm Baker Tilly (both tapped by UNC). In laying all the blame on the department’s former chair and his then-assistant, the reports also cleared faculty in the department of any wrongdoing, and found that the bogus classes and grades do not appear to have extended to other departments.

But the news was far from all good for the university: evidence of erroneous classes and grades extends all the way back to 1997 — a decade earlier than UNC had previously documented — and it indicates that the number of courses that were not managed or graded properly is quadruple what UNC had previously reported.

The question remains: Why was this kind of flagrant academic negligence allowed to persist for so many years without anyone calling UNC’s Afr0-American Studies program to account, and without any of the hundreds of students and staff who must have had knowledge of the corrupt practices blowing the whistle?

With so much corruption going on for so long, this scandal strikes a serious blow to UNC’s credibility.

Read more at Inside Higher Ed.

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  • joespook

    No one in his right mind will touch this with a 10-foot pole.

  • Just wondering what the impact is on future earning potential of an A or F in that class.

  • honestynow

    Shut down the entire department- for good.

  • Nigger studies? What is there to study? There is nothing noteworthy about niggers, that’s why the professor didn’t show up. Actually I thinks this a good scam, except I would not give the grades away so easily.

  • Cotten_Fields

    My dog couldn’t pass a regular college course either and she’s smarter than any nigger. This is what you get when you try to treat lesser creatures as human.

  • So, the “students” can’t even pass something as clearly dumbed-down, made-up, and worthless as these “classes?” Wow.

  • Nate Higgers

    N1gger history? What history? Primitive life, loincloths > chained, oar-tugging slaves > rioting chimps > pants-sagging, worthless, jobless n1ggers. There’s your complete n1gger history, from A to Z.

  • Nate Higgers

    Wait, it makes perfect sense…..n1gger history, right? What better way to study and emulate n1gger history but to NOT EVEN F^%KING SHOW UP?!? Classic.

  • Niggers faking their way through skoo’ to play bakkabaw an’ feetsbaw? Say it ain’t so!

  • bobby_b

    Someone needs to be a moderator here and delete this false-flag troll.

  • HELLO, is there any working brains in here???. I am a conservative republican who sees the hypocracy of this story but the comments here are disgusting and you shits look as stupid and primative as those you are insulting.

    • poppakap

      I agree Ronnie. However, the truth is most of those posting comments are paid leftist trolls masquerading as angry, racist, whites. Why? Because that’s how they choose to see us. Otherwise, most of their legislative initiatives have no clout without the giant bogeyman of institutional racism to hang on. You can see the same pattern of this faked idiocy every time an article like this appears.

  • Nobody wanted to speak up since the scam was created to keep UNC athletes academically eligible for sports… like basketball

  • Robert

    You people can make your point without resorting to racist language…you set yourselves up doing that and give the opposition the ammo they need to falsely accuse the rest of us of being racist when the liberals and the democrats are the biggest racists of all..

  • Robert

    Communist Democratic trolls masquerading as angry white republicans and conservatives…how disgusting…but that’s what they do best..infiltrate and misrepresent…

  • While offering NO defense whatsoever for the race-baiting idiots throwing around the N-word in this forum, this is simply the end result of Affirmative Action and Political Correctness. AA and “diversity” admissions result in the enrollment of students who are simply not qualified to go to college and therefore can’t meet the demands any program with a semblance of academic rigor, therefore the need to come up with phony classes and phony grades. PC is culpable as many academics are spineless cowards who fear being labeled as “racist” and won’t dare blow the whistle on this sort of fraud. Unfortunately, this type of activity will exist as long as we subordinate demonstrable academic achievement to social engineering agendas in the college admissions process.