Friday, March 28, 2014

He Can Also Maybe Draw A Turtle Or Pirate If It's Paint-By-Numbers

We do not in the least condone plagiarism around here. Don't think that's what this is. Think of it as more a comparison to see how you stack up. I will reprint, in its entirety, a term paper written for finals at the University of North Carolina in a course on African-American Studies. Repeat, this is for finals. The end of the course. The endpoint of everything that was learned in the class. I want you to see if you can write a paper superior to the following, which I will tell you received an A-minus. It is presented without the alteration of a single keystroke (save for the indent, which I had to jury-rig because I can't get the Tab button to behave).

              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 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.

Did I mention the class never actually met? And that the writer of this paper happened to be on the football team? Those seem like important details.

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