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From: Aurrora (momaura)Sep-11 8:51 AM 
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Jessica Krug, the professor who pretended to be Black, resigns from George Washington University

Jessica Krug, the embattled historian and African studies scholar who admitted last Thursday to impersonating a Black woman, has resigned from her post as an associate professor at George Washington University.

Her resignation was announced by the university in a tweet Wednesday afternoon, explaining that her classes for this upcoming semester "will be taught by other faculty members."

Krug initially shared her story on the blogging platform Medium, where she confessed that she "built her life on a violent anti-Black lie" by claiming a multiplicity of Black identities over the course of her adult and professional life, including being Afro-Caribbean and North African. Krug is, in fact, a white Jewish woman.

She attributed her appropriation of Black identities to “unaddressed mental health demons” from her childhood.

The resignation follows a joint statement from George Washington's provost and dean last week announcing that Krug's classes were cancelled.

The Department of History at George Washington also released a statement calling for her resignation and "rescinding of her tenure," saying that she "betrayed the trust of countless current and former students, fellow scholars of Africana Studies, colleagues in our department and throughout the historical discipline."

Throughout her tenure, she taught courses on subjects such as African history, Caribbean immigration and the African diaspora, per a biography on George Washington's website. Her professor page is no longer accessible on the university website.

Krug was also a published writer, publishing works in Essence Magazine and authoring a book on African history in 2018. The Essence essay has since been removed from its website.

Jessica Krug, the professor who pretended to be Black, resigns from George Washington University
Joshua Bote, USA TODAY - September 9, 2020


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From: AuntBetsieSep-11 3:52 PM 
To: Aurrora (momaura)  (2 of 8) 
 8170.2 in reply to 8170.1 

"Jessica Krug credited her identities issues to early 'unaddressed mental health imps' -"


So far, I don't get it - how come no one noticed that he was a fraud with major mental issues??





From: MelanGEESep-12 7:41 PM 
To: Aurrora (momaura)  (3 of 8) 
 8170.3 in reply to 8170.1 

What will she do now? 

Maybe try out to become an alien from Mars??


From: ArchipussSep-14 10:13 AM 
To: Aurrora (momaura)  (4 of 8) 
 8170.4 in reply to 8170.1 

What's the problem? I thought it was okay to choose our own gender, so why not be able to make this choice?


From: MerianaSep-15 2:33 AM 
To: Archipuss  (5 of 8) 
 8170.5 in reply to 8170.4 

That's what I was wondering.  Apparently others are supposed to accept a person as what they self identify as, but the article says this woman PRETENDED to be black. So what's the difference between self identifying as something one is not, and pretending to be something one is not, or is there a difference?  


From: ArchipussSep-15 4:31 AM 
To: Meriana  (6 of 8) 
 8170.6 in reply to 8170.5 

 Petrhaps if she played make believe long enough she would actually accept her new identity.

 Not sure, but then again I don't think I want to know. I am okay with weird people (in a cool funny way), but not going to plumb the depths of this insanity.


From: nickdesk44Sep-15 10:02 AM 
To: Aurrora (momaura)  (7 of 8) 
 8170.7 in reply to 8170.1 





  • Edited September 17, 2020 4:19 pm  by  Obezlix

From: FlabSep-19 9:22 PM 
To: Aurrora (momaura) unread  (8 of 8) 
 8170.8 in reply to 8170.1 

Back in my day we would have called her a wannabe and left it at that. 


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