Saturday, January 11, 2014

UNC Professor Mary Willingham Receives Death Threats After Bombshell Research on College Athlete Illiteracy

I reported on this earlier, "Universities Admitting Illiterate Athletes."

And now at CNN, "Death threats and denial for woman who showed college athletes struggle to read."

Also at AP, "UNC Professor Receiving Death Threats For Revealing Athletes' Low Reading Levels (VIDEO)":
Willingham, who hasn't returned calls or emails from The Associated Press, has said in interviews that she has received death threats and hate mail. UNC police spokesman Randy Young said investigators have contacted her and "are responding appropriately."
Illiterate thugs --- black thugs especially, but you're not supposed to say that!

BONUS: Brooke Baldwin has a great follow-up with commentary from Ben Ferguson. A nice clip, "Report: College athletes behind in reading."