In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

White Professor Who Pretended All Her Life To Be A Black Girl Loses College Job (Picture)

White Professor Who Pretended All Her Life To Be A Black Woman Loses University Job (Photo)

Jessica Krug

Jessica Krug

 

The George Washington College within the capital Washington on Wednesday confirmed the resignation of a white US college professor who lied for years about being black.

 

The college stated she stop her job at the college following the damning revelation.

 

“Replace relating to Jessica Krug: Dr Krug has resigned her place, efficient instantly,” the college stated on its Twitter account.

 

Krug — a historical past professor specializing in Africa — stated she had been pretending to be black “for the higher half” of her grownup life. “I’ve eschewed my lived expertise as a white Jewish baby in suburban Kansas Metropolis beneath varied assumed identities inside a Blackness that I had no proper to say,” Krug wrote in a publish on the platform Medium.

 

Krug, who’s light-skinned, stated she first claimed “North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness.” Certainly one of her former college students informed CNN that Krug voiced delight in her Bronx roots, however informed one other pupil she was from Puerto Rico.

 

Krug stated on Medium that her actions had been the “very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad methods through which non-Black individuals proceed to make use of and abuse Black identities and cultures.”

 

The professor referred to as herself a cultural “leech.” The college launched an investigation within the state of affairs final week, and stated Krug wouldn’t be instructing this semester.

“We need to acknowledge the ache this example has precipitated for a lot of in our neighborhood,” it stated. ON Wednesday, it introduced she had resigned.

“Her lessons for this semester will likely be taught by different college members, and college students in these programs will obtain extra info this week,” it stated on Twitter.

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Krug’s state of affairs dropped at thoughts the case of controversial US activist Rachel Dolezal, who made headlines in 2015 after saying she recognized as black, despite the fact that each of her mother and father are white.

“I’m extra black than I’m white,” Dolezal stated on the time.

 

Cultural appropriation has change into increasingly more taboo in america, notably in progressive and college communities. Pop diva Adele lately discovered herself in scorching water after posting a photograph of herself on Instagram together with her hair in Bantu knots, a conventional African coiffure.

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