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Feb 22 8 tweets 4 min read Read on X
I've obtained documents alleging that Harvard DEI administrator Shirley Greene plagiarized more than 40 passages in her PhD thesis, making her the third black woman at Harvard to be accused of academic fraud.

Harvard's plagiarism crisis is spinning out of control. 🧵
Greene is a Title IX coordinator affiliated with the Office for Gender Equity. She has worked to advance "Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging," and hosted a panel on "The Past, Present, and Future of Juneteenth" with the DEI department.

The Harvard Crimson previously downplayed the allegations against Greene, but I have obtained the full plagiarism complaint that paints a much more damning indictment of Greene’s scholarship than the student newspaper had let on.Image
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In the dissertation, Greene lifts multiple passages directly from Janelle Lee Woo’s 2004 dissertation, "Chinese American Female Identity." In one section, Greene copied words, phrases, and nearly entire paragraphs verbatim, without proper attribution or quotation.
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In addition, Greene lifted an entire table on "Racial/Ethnic Identity Development Models," a foundational concept in the paper, without proper attribution to Woo. This appears to be a flagrant violation of Harvard's plagiarism policy.
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In total, the complaint identifies dozens of such passages in Greene's dissertation, ranging from minor infringements to what appears to be outright theft of concepts and language.


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Harvard's policy is quite clear: "If you copy language word for word from another source and use that language in your paper, you are plagiarizing verbatim." Image
Read the full story about Harvard's rapidly expanding plagiarism crisis at City Journal: city-journal.org/article/harvar…
P.S. If you want to support further investigations into plagiarism at America's Ivy League universities, become a paid subscriber to my Substack. I have already committed $10,000 to this project, with the potential for more:
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Apr 10
EXCLUSIVE: Federal Reserve governor Lisa Cook is one of the most powerful economists in the world. But @LukeRosiak and I have discovered that her academic work appears to contain plagiarism, according to her former university’s policy.

The plagiarism scandal hits the Fed. 🧵
There have long been questions about Cook’s academic work. Her publication history is quite thin, contains serious methodological errors, and largely focuses on race activism rather than rigorous, quantitative econ. She had trouble getting approved by the Senate.
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We have found that, in a series of academic papers spanning more than a decade, Cook appears to have copied language from other scholars without proper quotation and duplicated her own work and that of coauthors in multiple academic journals, without proper attribution.
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Apr 1
Absolutely, I will share ten stories with original source documentation proving that this is, in fact, how many, if not most, Fortune 100 companies consider DEI.

Buckle up for the woke capital thread of thread. 🧵
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Mar 20
EXCLUSIVE: Harvard racial-studies professor @ChristinaJCross plagiarized multiple passages in her dissertation and at least one other paper, according to a new complaint filed with Harvard’s research integrity office.

Harvard's plagiarism crisis is spinning out of control. 🧵
Christina Cross is a rising star in the field of critical race studies. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, garnered attention from the New York Times, and won a slate of awards for her dissertation, including one from the American Sociological Association.
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The most serious allegation in the complaint is that Cross lifted an entire paragraph nearly verbatim from a paper by Stacey Bosick and Paula Fomby—the latter of whom was her dissertation advisor—without citing the source or placing verbatim language in quotations.
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Feb 2
What is the scientific definition of "racism" here? How do you measure it quantitatively? How do you determine the causal influence from racism to intermediary institutions to individual income? With what controls? And what is the current quantity of racism in the United States?
As far as measuring childhood poverty, when you control for welfare dependency, family structure, mother's math/verbal skill, and some smaller variables, the black-white gap disappears—i.e., black and white children in similar circumstances have the same poverty rate. These cultural factors, which are trans-racial, even if racial groups have different rates, are far more plausible than "racism is the prime cause of everything, even if we can't properly define or measure it without appealing to disparities to explain the cause of said disparities."
There are additional questions that undermine the "racism as prime cause" thesis: Why do some minorities outperform whites in income? Why are there wide disparities between racial subgroups (e.g., Swedes v. Scots-Irish, Taiwanese v. Thai, Nigerians v. ADOS)? Why ignore family structure, math/verbal skill, hours worked, years in profession, median age, and other variables that are measurable quantitatively and highly correlated with income?
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Jan 21
This is a new low, which, for NPR, is impressive. My local station compares my work fighting for colorblind equality to a Proud Boy who “stormed the U.S. Capitol” on 1/6 and the local Klan chapter 100 years ago. If it weren’t so stupid, I’d be offended.
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I often wonder whether these reporters are doing this maliciously or if they really cannot see beyond their limited repertoire of historical analogies. Luckily, the vast majority of Americans are much smarter and much less gullible than the average NPR reporter.
I’ll give the technique a try: NPR reporter @katiecampbellwa is a left-wing ideologue. Other left-wing ideologues include Stalin, who killed millions, and Harvey Weinstein, a convicted rapist. That’s the equivalent playbook with the target reversed.
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Jan 16
I spent more than three years working in an all-black public housing project in Memphis, Tennessee, culminating in a vérité-style documentary for PBS. I have spent more time building relationships in disadvantaged black communities than most social-justice intellectuals.
If you're more curious, honest, and informed than Brandon Bradford, you can watch the entire film for free on YouTube:
When I was making the film, I studied authors from the black conservative tradition, reading books from Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Shelby Steele, John McWhorter, Glenn Loury, Jason Riley, and William Julius Wilson.* The idea that conservatives, and black conservatives in particular, are driven by ignorance is ridiculous—our opponents show much less curiosity.

*Wilson is not exactly a conservative, but I found that his empirical analysis trends conservative, even if his prescriptive recommendations trend liberal.
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