GWU Professor Who Lied About Being Black Had Family in the Dark
A college professor who masqueraded as a black woman for years had his own family completely ignored in his double life … and now they are completely ashamed.
Jessica krug – who says she has publicly identified as North African, African-American and Caribbean descent for most of her adult life – came to light on Thursday in a Way post, saying that she was living a lie … since she is not at all black, just a white Jewish woman.
Krug apologized for what she described as a “cultured leech”, saying she finally saw the error in his manners … and that her appropriation was, in fact, anti-black and colonial.
Although this is somewhat laudable, she did not follow the path of Rachel Dolezal – who, more or less, glued to his arms by identifying himself as Black – the damage had already been done. George Washington University, where she taught African and Latin American studies, announced that she would not be teaching this semester … this after her own department tore up a new one for her.
Not only that, but Krug’s own family came out this week and said they were totally unaware that she had lied about her race. Certainly, it looks like she’s separated.
His sister-in-law – who spoke to CNN – said her husband (Krug’s blood brother) hadn’t spoken to Jessica for 20 years … but went on to confirm that she was definitely not black, calling her “snow white” and establishing his Kansas City education.
For what it’s worth, Krug has acknowledged the deception and hurt she has inflicted on people, but also insists … the life she leads is the only one, so apparently … no back and forth. .
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