The news is out: [A history professor at George Washington University admitted in a blog post to claiming a Black identity, despite being White.
Jessica A. Krug said she has deceived friends and colleagues by falsely claiming several identities, including “North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness,” she wrote in a blog post on Medium. Krug, whose areas of expertise include African American history, Africa and Latin America, is White and Jewish, she admitted.
“I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech,” Krug wrote. “I have thought about ending these lies many times over many years, but my cowardice was always more powerful than my ethics.”
Krug did not return multiple requests for comment.
Crystal Nosal, a university spokesperson, said officials are aware of Krug’s post and looking into the situation. She declined to comment further.
Krug has taught history courses at GWU since 2012, including classes about the African diaspora and African history, according to the university’s website. Aria Sakona, a 21-year-old senior, said she’s taking Krug’s class on Latin American history this semester.]
I see nothing wrong with any white person wanting to be black. Burn under the sun or in a tanning booth, I don’t care. There are enough negroes trying to go the other way.