Jessica A. Krug: White professor reveals she pretended to be black during entire career teaching African history

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Jessica A. Krug: White professor reveals she pretended to be black during entire career teaching African history
Jessica A. Krug: White professor reveals she pretended to be black during entire career teaching African history

A WHITE professor has revealed that she pretended to be black during her entire career teaching African history.

Professor Jessica Krug has taught history classes at the university since 2012 – including lessons on African diaspora and African history.

The professor attributed her identification issues to her “mental health demons,” but explains that her mental welfare does not condone nor excuse what she did.

Krug, from George Washington University, then continues to grovel about the issue, dubbing herself as a “coward” and “culture leech.”

Critics questioned the sincerity of her confession, saying she only admitted it because she had been caught out.

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“For the better part of my adult life, every move I’ve made, every relationship I’ve formed, has been rooted in the napalm toxic soil of lies. Not just any lies,” she wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

“To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness.

“I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so — when doing so is the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures — but I have formed intimate relationships with loving, compassionate people who have trusted and cared for me when I have deserved neither trust nor caring.

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“People have fought together with me and have fought for me, and my continued appropriation of a Black Caribbean identity is not only, in the starkest terms, wrong — unethical, immoral, anti-Black, colonial — but it means that every step I’ve taken has gaslighted those whom I love.”

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Commenting on cancel culture, she wrote: “I should absolutely be cancelled.

“No. I don’t write in passive voice, ever, because I believe we must name power. So.

“You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself.”

However, Hari Ziyad, who said she called Krug “a friend up until this morning” insisted that the professor only confessed after she was caught.

“She didn’t do it out of benevolence,” Ziyad tweeted. “She did it because she had been found out.”

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